Smith & Singer

Important Australian Art

AU0851 | 16 November 2021 | Sydney | 6.30PM

BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 The Dove in the Mango Tree 1984
oil and mixed media on canvas, 107 x 90 cm
© Wendy Whiteley/Copyright Agency, 2021
Estimate $900,000–1,200,000
Sold for $1,963,636
FREDERICK MCCUBBIN 1855-1917 A Forest Glade 1913
oil on canvas, 118 x 92.5 cm
Estimate $500,000–700,000
Sold for $797,727
ARTHUR STREETON 1867-1943 Evening, Venice (1908)
oil on canvas. 50 x 75.7 cm
Estimate $500,000–700,000
Sold for $1,012,500
CLARICE BECKETT 1887-1935 The Boat Sheds
oil on canvas on board, 50.5 x 55.5 cm
Estimate $80,000–100,000
Sold for $331,364
AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST
CHARLES BLACKMAN 1928-2018 In the Lane (1953)
oil on canvas on composition board, 62 x 74.5 cm
© Charles Blackman/Copyright Agency, 2021
Estimate $180,000–220,000
Sold for $417,273
RALPH BALSON 1890-1964 Painting No. 13 1941
oil on cardboard, 39.5 x 54.5 cm
Estimate $100,000–150,000
Sold for $429,545
ALBERT TUCKER 1914-1999 Gamblers (1990)
synthetic polymer paint on composition board, 90 x 120 cm
© Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art
Estimate $250,000–350,000
Sold for $478,636
DEL KATHRYN BARTON born 1972 Wild Carrot Dream 2015
synthetic polymer paint and gouache on canvas, 160 x 140 cm
© Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Estimate $140,000–180,000
Sold for $405,000
AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST
CIRCLE OF JOSEPH SWABEY TETLEY circa 1778-1822
Album of 12 Drawings of Australian Aborigines (circa 1805)
watercolour with brush and ink on Buttanshaw wove paper
21.8 x 17 cm (each) (12)
Estimate $350,000–450,000
Sold for $429,545
Sale Number: AU0851

Important Australian Art

Smith & Singer’s November 2021 auction of Important Australian Art 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) – $12,239,951 from just 78 works.  

Two prices in excess of $1 million were achieved, with two works setting new auction records.  Bidding from clients in the saleroom, on telephones, and online resulted in a sold rate of 81% by volume and 162% by value, showing the depth of demand in the sale.  The figure augments the outstanding private sale and international consignments we have achieved in throughout 2021, and continues our position as the premier art business in Australia.

Leading results were achieved for traditional, modern, and contemporary Australian artists including Ralph Balson, Del Kathryn Barton, Clarice Beckett, Charles Blackman, Frederick McCubbin, Arthur Streeton, Albert Tucker, and Brett Whitleley, amongst others.

AUCTION IN SYDNEY
16 NOVEMBER 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 & Director

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

Emily Walker

Administrator

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

David Mackay

Gallery Manager

Sydney 
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402 
E: David Mackay

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: Total Sale Figure $12,239,951 (Included Premium)

EXHIBITION TIMES +

MELBOURNE

14-16 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE

WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER -

SUNDAY 7 NOVEMBER

10AM - 5PM

SYDNEY

30 QUEEN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

THURSDAY 11 NOVEMBER -

TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER

10AM - 5PM








Important Australian Art - AU0851
1 CLARICE BECKETT
1887-1935

The Yellow Bush

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $51,545 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
2 CLARICE BECKETT
1887-1935

The Boat Sheds

Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 Lot Sold: $331,364 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
3 KATHLEEN O'CONNOR
1876-1968

In the Luxemburg Gardens (circa 1913)
verso: Self Portrait with Book

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $36,818 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Bronwyn Wright
4 HILDA RIX NICHOLAS
1884-1961

Arab Lantern (1914)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $92,045 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
5 ETHEL CARRICK
1872-1952

A Market in Kairouan (circa 1911)

Estimate $180,000 - $220,000 Lot Sold: $220,909 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Estate of Adrian Feint
6 ADRIAN FEINT
1894-1971

Autumn, Canberra 1944

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $58,909 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Ray Crooke/Copyright Agency, 2021
7 RAY CROOKE
1922-2015

Islanders (1960)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $104,318 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © The Estate of Justin O'Brien
8 JUSTIN O'BRIEN
1917-1996

The Kiss of Judas (1974)

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $122,727 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © John Perceval/Copyright Agency, 2021
10 JOHN PERCEVAL
1923-2000

Uriarra Crossing ACT 1965

Estimate $45,000 - $65,000 Lot Sold: $135,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Inge King/Copyright Agency, 2021
11 INGE KING
1915-2016

Point of View (2002)

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $24,545 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Yvonne Audette/Copyright Agency, 2021
12 YVONNE AUDETTE
born 1930

Southbound Flight 1986

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $41,727 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
13 RALPH BALSON
1890-1964

Painting No. 13 1941

Estimate $100,000 - $150,000 Lot Sold: $429,545 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
14 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

Panel of Studies for Autobahn in the Black Forest (1979)

Estimate $200,000 - $250,000 Lot Sold: $245,455 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art
15 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Gamblers (1990)

Estimate $250,000 - $350,000 Lot Sold: $478,636 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art
16 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Emerging Gods 1971

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000 Lot Sold: $73,636 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2021
17 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Shoalhaven River with Carcass (1990-1991)

Estimate $95,000 - $125,000
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2021
18 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Burnt Wheat Stubble (circa 1986)

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 Lot Sold: $110,455 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Lin Onus Estate/Copyrigth Agency, 2021
19 LIN ONUS
1948-1996

Fish, Ferns and Rocks (1995)

Estimate $65,000 - $85,000 Lot Sold: $122,727 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Lin Onus Estate/Copyrigth Agency, 2021
20 LIN ONUS
1948-1996

Fish, Ferns and Rocks (1995)

Estimate $65,000 - $85,000 Lot Sold: $122,727 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Lin Onus Estate/Copyrigth Agency, 2021
21 LIN ONUS
1948-1996

Fish at Dusk (1995)

Estimate $65,000 - $85,000 Lot Sold: $98,182 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Lin Onus Estate/Copyrigth Agency, 2021
22 LIN ONUS
1948-1996

Fish at Dusk (1995)

Estimate $65,000 - $85,000 Lot Sold: $79,773 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © The Estate of Jeffrey Smart
23 JEFFREY SMART
1921-2013

The New School II (2004)

Estimate $600,000 - $800,000
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Wendy Whitley/Copyright Agency, 2021
24 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

The Dove in the Mango Tree 1984

Estimate $900,000 - $1,200,000 Lot Sold: $1,963,636 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art
25 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Explorer and Cockatoos 1968

Estimate $300,000 - $400,000 Lot Sold: $552,273 (including buyer's premium)

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