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Two Nora Heysen portraits which have never been seen publicly have been consigned to auction

May 4, 2017

The Advertiser  |  Louise Nunn

TWO rare portraits painted by Hans Heysen’s daughter Nora and never seen publicly, are co-incidentally up for auction for the first time.

Being sold by different vendors in Sydney, the paintings were both done inside the same London flat, and give an insight into the artist’s early career.

Interior, painted by the South Australian in 1935 but dated 1938, fetched $120,000 under the hammer at Sotheby’s Australian auction in Sydney last night, with the buyer’s premium taking the sum total to $146,400.


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