The upcoming Sotheby’s auction on 16 May is titled “Important Australian & New Zealand Art”, a departure from the usual “Australian & International Art”, and with good reason: lots 97 and 98 are created by two of our neighbour’s most sought-after artists, Charles Frederick Goldie (1870 – 1947) and Gottfried Lindauer (1839 – 1926).
Both Goldie and Lindauer are best known for their Maori subjects, and Sotheby’s have dedicated a separate brochure to these two outstanding rare paintings, presumably to make it easier to reach the audience across the ditch.
The Australian offering is grouped into two catalogues, as the sale includes 38 works from the J.G.L. collection, bringing the total to 137 lots, a hefty number for the traditionally leaner Sotheby’s catalogues.
Viewings are held in Melbourne and Sydney, and a personal visit is highly recommended:
– Melbourne from 2 to 6 May, at Level 9, 41 Exhibition Street
– Sydney from 10 to 16 May, at 30 Queen Street, Woollahra
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