Rare Birds Fly

At Davidson’s auctions on Saturday, the ten watercolour paintings of Australian birds by H. Hepburn Calvert flew out the door, achieving record prices for the artist. The owner of the works attended the sale and was absolutely ecstatic at the results. These superb examples of Calvert’s watercolours of birds sold for just under $ 40,000 (including buyer’s premium). This result was more than double the top estimate of $ 18,000 and set new records for the artist. We think that these are probably the best examples of Calvert’s work to come on to the market. We feel this helps to establish more the reputation of this overlooked and little known about artist who is now getting more recognition by specialist collectors.

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Brigitte Banziger

Hi, my name is Brigitte Banziger and I am an art consultant and manager at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, Australia's art valuation and art advice experts. We specialise in art valuations for insurance purposes, for family division, deceased estates, superannuation funds and market values, and advise clients regarding purchase and sales of art (art brokerage). Our services are sought by private clients, companies, public galleries and councils alike. Our aim is to provide professional service with friendly, approachable manner.

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