Smith & Singer

Important Australian & International Art

AU0849 | 20 April 2021 | Sydney | 6.30PM

JEFFREY SMART 1921-2013 The Arezzo Turn-Off (1973)
oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
Estimate $800,000–1,200,000
Sold for $981,818
EUGENE VON GUÉRARD 1811-1901 Mount Shadwell from Mount Noorat (circa 1857)
oil on board
Estimate $100,000–150,000
Sold for $122,727
FREDERICK MCCUBBIN 1855-1917 What the Little Girl Saw in the Bush 1904
oil on canvas
Estimate $1,200,000–1,600,000
Sold for $1,472,727
ARTHUR STREETON 1867-1943 Hobart 1938
oil on canvas
Estimate $750,000–950,000
Sold for $920,455
FRED WILLIAMS 1927-1982 Guthega Landscape (1975)
oil on canvas, © Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2021
Estimate $1,000,000–1,200,000
Sold for $1,227,273
AKIO MAKIGAWA 1948-1999 Work 1 (Sun) (1991)
Paonazzo marble, Marquino marble, Carrara white marble, galvanised steel and gold leaf, © Akio Makigawa/Copyright Agency, 2021
Estimate $80,000–120,000
Sold for $135,000
** AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST **
BESSIE DAVIDSON 1879-1965 Still Life (1930s)
oil on board
Estimate $15,000–25,000
Sold for $662,727
** AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST **
IAN FAIRWEATHER 1891-1974 On the Lake (1964)
synthetic polymer paint and gouache on cardboard on hardboard, © Ian Fairweather/Dacs. Copyright Agency, 2021
Estimate $200,000–300,000
Sold for $331,364
ROSALIE GASCOIGNE 1917-1999 Gaudy Night 1992
sawn wooden soft drink crates and linoleum on retroreflective road signs on plywood, © Rosalie Gascoigne/Copyright Agency, 2021
Estimate $80,000–120,000
Sold for $202,500
WILLIAM ROBINSON BORN 1936 Autumn Sunset 1997
oil on canvas, © William Robinson
Estimate $300,000–350,000
Sold for $368,182
Sale Number: AU0849

Important Australian & International Art

Smith & Singer’s first Important Australian & International Art auction of 2021 set records by achieving the highest total from the smallest number of lots in the company’s history (as both Smith & Singer and formerly Sotheby’s Australia) – $11,965,909 from just 57 works.  

Two prices in excess of $1 million were achieved, with six works setting new auction records.  Bidding from clients in the saleroom, on telephones, and online resulted in a sold rate of 93.44% by volume and 144.22% by value, showing the depth of demand in the sale.  The figure augments the outstanding private sale and international consignments we have achieved in the first quarter of 2021, and continues our position as the premier art business in Australia.

Leading results were achieved for traditional, modern, and contemporary Australian artists including George Baldessin, Arthur Boyd, Bessie Davidson, Rosalie Gascoigne, Robert Klippel, Frederick McCubbin, Sidney Nolan, Jeffrey Smart, Constance Stokes, Arthur Streeton, Albert Tucker, and Fred Williams, amongst others.

AUCTION IN SYDNEY
20 APRIL 2021 l 6.30 PM
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA, 
111 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402 
E: Geoffrey Smith

Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402 
E: Gary Singer
       
Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
Sydney 
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402 
E: Brett Ballard

Liza Hallam

Liza Hallam

Administratort

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
E: Liza Hallam

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: Total Sale Figure $12,250,636 (Including Premium)

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EXHIBITION TIMES +

MELBOURNE

14-16 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE

TUESDAY 6 APRIL -

SUNDAY 11 APRIL

10AM - 5PM

SYDNEY

30 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL -

TUESDAY 20 APRIL

10AM - 5PM








Important Australian & International Art - AU0849
1 CLARICE BECKETT
1887-1935

Boatsheds (circa 1928)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $61,364 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © Estate of Freda Robertshaw
2 FREDA ROBERTSHAW
1916-1997

Bushwalker's Camp (1945)

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $73,636 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © Estate of Freda Robertshaw
3 FREDA ROBERTSHAW
1916-1997

Interior, Mosman (1945)

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $19,636 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849
4 BESSIE DAVIDSON
1879-1965

Still Life (1930s)

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $42,955 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849
5 BESSIE DAVIDSON
1879-1965

Interieur (1935)

Estimate $200,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $662,727 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849
6 CONSTANCE STOKES
1906-1991

The Three Graces (1951)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $220,909 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
7 GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH
1892-1984

Buttercups 1944

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $79,773 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2021
8 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Susannah in a Cave of Gold watched by the Elders (1965)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $66,273 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art
9 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Antipodean Figure 1967

Estimate $80,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $294,545 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency, 2021
10 CHARLES BLACKMAN
1928-2018

Reverie (1963)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $135,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved, DACS/Copyright Agency, 2021
11 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Burke and Camel (1966)

Estimate $180,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $220,909 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © Ian Fairweather/DACS. Copyright Agency, 2021
12 IAN FAIRWEATHER
1891-1974

On the Lake (1964)

Estimate $200,000 - $300,000 Lot Sold: $331,364 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © John Perceval/Copyright Agency, 2021
14 JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

Windmill and the Rapids 1956

Estimate $150,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $294,545 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2021
15 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Red Nebuchadnezzar on Fire Fallen in a Forest with Black Birds (1968)

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 Lot Sold: $208,636 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
16 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

The Arezzo Turn-Off I (1973)

Estimate $800,000 - $1,200,000 Lot Sold: $981,818 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2021
17 FRED WILLIAMS
1927-1982

Guthega Landscape (1975)

Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,200,000 Lot Sold: $1,227,273 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
19 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Containers and Silos at Livorno (1990)

Estimate $450,000 - $650,000 Lot Sold: $822,273 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © William Robinson
20 WILLIAM ROBINSON
born 1936

Autumn Sunset 1997

Estimate $300,000 - $350,000 Lot Sold: $368,182 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved, DACS/Copyright Agency, 2021
21 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Ned Kelly: The Return 1964

Estimate $500,000 - $700,000 Lot Sold: $613,636 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849 © The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved, DACS/Copyright Agency, 2021
22 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Near Birdsville 1953

Estimate $90,000 - $120,000 Lot Sold: $110,455 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849
23 EUGENE VON GUÉRARD
1811-1901

Mount Shadwell from Mount Noorat (circa 1857)

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 Lot Sold: $122,727 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849
24 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

Hobart 1938

Estimate $750,000 - $950,000 Lot Sold: $920,455 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian & International Art - AU0849
25 TOM ROBERTS
1856-1931

Morning Mist (1920)

Estimate $150,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $220,909 (including buyer's premium)

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