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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH
1892-1984

The Window 1956

Estimate $250,000 – $350,000

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©The Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH

1892-1984
The Window 1956

oil on composition board
signed and dated 'G. Cossington Smith 56' lower left; signed and inscribed 'The Window. / Grace Cossington Smith' verso
122.2 x 91.5 cm

  • Lot Sold $550,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $671,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Mr Daniel Thomas, Sydney, acquired from the artist in 1967
Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above in 1978
Private Collection, Melbourne, by descent

Exhibited

Spring Exhibition, Education Department's Gallery, Sydney, 14-31 August 1957, no. 14, 70 gns
Recent Australian Paintings, Farmer's Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 24 September - 8 October 1958, no. 22, 70 gns
Grace Cossington Smith, Art Gallery of New South Wales, June 1973, and tour, no. 68, illustrated
A Tribute to Grace Cossington Smith, St. James's Church Hall, Turramurra, 21-23 November 1975, no. 22
Autumn Exhibition 1978: Recent Acquisitions, Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne, 7-20 April 1978, no. 85, illustrated

Literature

Bruce Adams, 'Innovator in a Garden Studio', Hemisphere: An Asian-Australian Monthly, Canberra, Vol. 17, No. 6, June 1973, pp. 4, 5 (illustrated)
Daniel Thomas, Grace Cossington Smith, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1973, pp. 55 (illustrated), 67, 70
Bruce James, Grace Cossington Smith, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1990, plate 101, p. 142 (illustrated)

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