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.