Willy Eisenschitz (Austrian, 1889 – 1974)

Mountain Scene, 60 x 74 cm

BACKGROUND:

We were asked by a company to research and sell this vivid landscape by Austrian painter Willy Eisenschitz.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

We always felt that it was particularly attractive with the potential to do much better than its $3,000 to $5,000 estimate.

It did not disappoint, and the high volume of phone bidders from Europe only stopped when a final price of $23,000 was reached – more than seven times its low estimate.

Case studies

Case Study : Brokerage

John Peter Russell

BACKGROUND: The importance of this painting is hard to underestimate: it is the only known portrait of American painter Dodge Macknight in existence. It was painted by eminent Australian impressionist John Peter Russell in the same year he portrayed Vincent Van Gogh (this painting is held in the Van Gogh

Case Study : Brokerage

Albert Namatjira (1902 – 1959)

BACKGROUND: Albert Namatjira’s watercolours of Central Australia remain among the most sought after in the auction room. VALUATION & OUTCOME: We have assisted with the sale of numerous watercolours by the master of the Hermannsburg School over the years, but this example had it all: the composition and colours are

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