Smith & Singer

Important Australian & International Art

AU0870 | 21 August 2024 | Sydney | 6.30PM

ARTHUR STREETON 1867-1943 Sunlight at the Camp 1894
oil on canvas, 31 x 60.7 cm
Estimate $1,000,000–1,500,000
Sold for $1,840,909
BRETT WHITELEY 1939-1992 Doves on the Balcony, Lavender Bay 1979
oil on canvas, 91 x 61 cm
Estimate $800,000–1,000,000
Sold for $981,818
© Wendy Whiteley/Copyright Agency, 2024
ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999 Mining Country (1966)
oil and tempera on composition board, 85 x 120.5 cm
Estimate $300,000–500,000
Sold for $368,182
© Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2024
LIN ONUS 1948-1996Wirrirr Wirrirr (Rainbow Birds)
synthetic polymer paint on canvas (4 panels), 100 x 50 cm (each); 100 x 200 cm (overall)
Estimate $200,000–250,000
Sold for $331,364
© Lin Onus Estate/Copyright Agency, 2024
NICHOLAS HARDING 1956-2022 River Figures (Two Hats) 2009
oil on canvas, 137.5 x 198 cm
Estimate $40,000–60,000
Sold for $171,818
© The Estate of the Artist
BRONWYN OLIVER 1959-2006 Sun (2004)
copper, 104 x 104 x 12 cm
Estimate $400,000–600,000
Sold for $859,091
CRESSIDA CAMPBELL born 1960 Burley Griffin House, Avalon (1999)
unique colour woodblock print on paper, 67 x 119 cm (image)
Estimate $140,000–180,000
Sold for $208,636
© Cressida Campbell/Copyright Agency, 2024
WILLIAM DOBELL 1899-1970 The Chamber Maid (1937)
oil on wood, 29 x 35 cm
Estimate $400,000–600,000
© William Dobell/Copyright Agency, 2024
Mr Andrew Wittle's Residence at Apollo Bay with Cape Patton in Distance 1859
oil on board, 23 x 30.5 cm
Estimate $200,000–300,000
Sold for $306,818
FRED WILLIAMS 1927-1982 Landscape (1976-1977)
oil on canvas, 183 x 152.5 cm
Estimate $1,400,000–1,800,000
Sold for $1,718,182
© Estate of Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2024
Sale Number: AU0870


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.

Smith & Singer’s tightly curated April 2024 auction of Important Australian Art achieved exceptional results for traditional, modern and contemporary Australian art with a total of $11,157,607 (including buyer’s premium).

Determined bidding from clients in the saleroom, on telephones, and online resulted in an outstanding sold rate for a mixed vendor sale of 121% by value and 82% by volume, showing the depth of demand across all categories.

Results were led by stellar performances by artists including Arthur Streeton, Brett Whiteley, Fred Williams, John Perceval and Charles Conder, with new world auction records established for Nicholas Harding, Mortimer Menpes and Bronwyn Oliver.

Building on this resounding success, our carefully curated August sale of Important Australian & International Art will feature significant examples of historical, modern and contemporary Australian and international art from notable collections.

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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Geoffrey Smith

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Chief Executive Officer & Director

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Executive Assistant

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Manager, Sydney Gallery, Marketing & Media

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