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
51 CONSTANCE STOKES
1906-1991

Woman in a Green Blouse (1982)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $36,818 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
52 ROY DE MAISTRE
1894-1968

Study for Variation on Les Demoiselles des Bords de la Seine by Courbet

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $8,591 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
53 ROY DE MAISTRE
1894-1968

(Interior with Statue)

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Bronwyn Wright
54 HILDA RIX NICHOLAS
1884-1961

Woman with Basket (1925-1926)

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $11,659 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Bronwyn Wright
55 HILDA RIX NICHOLAS
1884-1961

Young Man in Breton Costume (1925-1926)

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $7,364 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
56 GEORGE W. LAMBERT
1873-1930

Daune O'Neill (1917)

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Hans Heysen/Copyright Agency, 2021
57 HANS HEYSEN
1877-1968

Delphiniums 1938

Estimate $40,000 - $60,000 Lot Sold: $49,091 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
58 FREDERICK MCCUBBIN
1855-1917

Portrait of My Mother (1900)

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $122,727 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
59 FREDERICK MCCUBBIN
1855-1917

Garden Study, Brighton 1899

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $21,477 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
60 FREDERICK MCCUBBIN
1855-1917

Looking Towards Richmond from Kensington Road, South Yarra

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $19,636 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
61 J.H. SCHELTEMA
1861-1941

Bullock Team in the Forest of Canungra, Queensland

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $79,773 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
62 ARTHUR STREETON
1867-1943

View from Strood, a Sketch (1904)

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $29,455 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
63 THOMAS BROOKS
1818-1891

England Farewell: The Emigrant's Departure 1864

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $92,045 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Noel McKenna/Copyright Agency, 2021
64 NOEL MCKENNA
born 1956

Lighthouses of Australia 2006

Estimate $22,000 - $28,000 Lot Sold: $27,000 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula/Copyright Agency, 2021
68 JOHNNY WARANGKULA TJUPURRULA
circa 1925-2001

Women's Camp (1973)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $36,818 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri/Copyright Agency, 2021
69 MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI
1926-1998

Kangaroo Dreaming (1971)

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $49,091 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Ian Fairweather/Dacs. Copyright Agency, 2021
70 IAN FAIRWEATHER
1891-1974

Composition (1961)

Estimate $45,000 - $65,000 Lot Sold: $55,227 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851
71 RALPH BALSON
1890-1964

Matter Painting 1960

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $14,727 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Estate of Brett Whiteley/Copyright Agency, 2021
73 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Looking North, Unilever House, Sydney 1958

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000 Lot Sold: $25,773 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Estate of Roland Wakelin
74 ROLAND WAKELIN
1887-1971

RMS Aquitania, Sydney (1943)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $116,591 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2021
75 ARTHUR BOYD
1920-1999

Girls Playing Basketball

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000

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