Smith & Singer

Important Australian & International Art

AU0857 | August 2022 | Sydney | 6.30PM

FREDERICK MCCUBBIN 1855-1917 What the Little Girl Saw in the Bush 1904
oil on canvas
Estimate $1,200,000–1,600,000
Sold 20 April 2021 for $1,472,727
CLARICE BECKETT 1887-1935 The Boat Sheds
oil on canvas on board, 50.5 x 55.5 cm
Estimate $80,000–100,000
Sold 16 November 2021 for $331,364
AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST
BESSIE DAVIDSON 1879-1965 Still Life (1930s)
oil on board
Estimate $200,000 – $250,000
Sold 20 April 2021 for $662,727
JOHN BRACK 1920-1999 Laughing Child 1958
oil on canvas, © Helen Brack
Estimate $400,000–600,000
Sold 24 June 2020 for $915,000
SIDNEY NOLAN 1917-1992 Ned Kelly: In the Bush 1955
enamel paint on composition board, © The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved, DACS/Copyright Agency, 2020
Estimate $550,000–750,000
Sold 18 November 2020 for $875,000
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 20 April 2021 for $1,227,273
ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999 Shoalhaven River Bank (3 Rocks) (1983)
oil on canvas, © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2020
Estimate $300,000–400,000
Sold 24 June 2020 for $366,000
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 16 November 2021 for $1,963,636
HOWARD ARKLEY 1951-1999 Stucco House 1988
synthetic polymer paint on canvas, © The Estate of Howard Arkley/Licensed by Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art
Estimate $700,000–900,000
Sold 24 June 2020 for $854,000
**AUCTION RECORD FOR AN EXTERIOR SUBJECT BY THE ARTIST**
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 16 November 2021 for $405,000
AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST
Sale Number: AU0857

CURRENTLY INVITING CONSIGNMENTS 

Consign now to our next auction of Important Australian & International Art.

 Smith & Singer is a premier art dealership in Australia, having for several years over the past decade achieved greater total sales and higher individual results than all of our competitors. 

 In 2021, Smith & Singer achieved seven of the 10 highest prices for art at auction in Australia that were combined with excellent sold rates and performances against estimates.

 Building on the resounding success of our April sale of Important Australian & International Art, our carefully curated August 2022 sale has a number of exceptional works and notable collections already consigned.  The auction will include significant examples of historical, modern and contemporary Australian and international art.

 Smith & Singer offer unique and unparalleled in-house scholarship and access to local and international collectors. 

 To participate in a Smith & Singer sale, please contact our highly experienced specialists for a confidential appraisal.  You may also use our appraisal estimate form. 

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CONTACT INFORMATION +

Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
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E: Geoffrey Smith

Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
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E: Gary Singer
       

Emily Walker

Emily Walker

Administrator, Art

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne 
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E: Emily Walker

David Mackay

Gallery Manager

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




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