Smith & Singer

Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,200,000


  • Lot Sold $1,000,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $1,200,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)


oil and tempera on composition board
signed 'Arthur Boyd' lower right
61.7 X 63.5CM

Australian Galleries, Melbourne
Mr A. Bruce Wenzel, Melbourne
Mr Pers G. Carlsson, Sweden
Private Collection, Melbourne

Exhibition by Arthur Boyd: Allegorical Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 22 April - 5 May 1958, no. 9, 125 gns
Exhibition by Arthur Boyd: Allegorical Paintings, Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, June 1958, no. 8
Arthur Boyd Retrospective Exhibition, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, June - July 1962, no. 8
Arthur Boyd Retrospective Exhibition, National Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 7 March - 5 April 1964, no. 40
Arthur Boyd Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art and Design of Australia, Melbourne, 5-28 May 1964, no. 43
The Angry Penguins, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, 14 March - 20 April 1997, no. 10, illustrated
Arthur Boyd: The Bride, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, 15-27 October 2002

Franz Philipp, Arthur Boyd, Thames and Hudson, London, 1967, pp. 90, 146, 258, cat. 9:19, plate XXXI, 'The Frightened Bridegroom I'
Thomas Keneally, The Chant of Jimmy Blackmsmith, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1972, cover (illustrated)
Ursula Hoff, The Art of Arthur Boyd, Andre Deutsch, London, 1986, pp. 50, 243, plate 71
Ursula Hoff, The Art of Arthur Boyd, Fisher Fine Art, London, 1986, pp. 50, 243, plate 71


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