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 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art
76 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Convict Dreaming 1969

Estimate $35,000 - $45,000 Lot Sold: $42,955 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © Tracey Moffatt/ Copyright Agency, 2021
77 TRACEY MOFFATT
born 1960

Scarred for Life 1994

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $40,500 (including buyer's premium)
Important Australian Art - AU0851 © The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved, DACS/Copyright Agency, 2021
78 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Ned Kelly (1971)

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $98,182 (including buyer's premium)

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