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FREDERICK MCCUBBIN
1855-1917

The Bathers 1906

$400,000–600,000

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FREDERICK MCCUBBIN

1855-1917
The Bathers 1906

oil on canvas
signed and dated 'F McCubbin / 1906' lower left
51 x 76.5 cm frame: original, John Thallon, Melbourne

  • Lot Sold $360,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $439,200 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Lawrence Abrahams, Melbourne
The Magnificent Collection of Australian Pictures Made by the Late Lawrence Abrahams, Decoration Co., Melbourne, 20 June 1919, lot 2
Private Collection, Victoria
Private Collection, New South Wales, by descent from the above

Exhibited

Exhibition of Pictures by F. McCubbin, Guild Hall, Melbourne, 17-31 May 1907, no. 10
Loan Exhibition of Australian Art, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 4 April 1918, no. 47

Literature

'Mr. McCubbin's Exhibition of Pictures', The Age, Melbourne, 17 May 1907, p. 4
'The Art of F. McCubbin. Seen in His Exhibition of Pictures', Table Talk, Melbourne, 23 May 1907, p. 15
James MacDonald, The Art of Frederick McCubbin, Lothian Book Publishing, Melbourne, 1916, plate xix, p. 97
The Argus, Melbourne, 14 June 1919, p. 2
A. Colquhoun, 'Abrahams Art Collection. Notable Australian Works to be Submitted to Auction', The Herald, Melbourne, 14 June 1919, p. 14
'Australian Pictures. Sale of Mr. L. Abrahams's Collection', The Age, Melbourne, 21 June 1919, p. 14
'Australian Pictures. Some High Prices', The Argus, Melbourne, 21 June 1919, p. 21
Bridget Whitelaw, The Art of Frederick McCubbin, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1991, p. 108
Anne Gray, McCubbin: Last Impressions 1907-17, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2009, p. 51

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Australian & International Art 
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Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art 
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Liza Hallam

Liza Hallam

Administrator

Australian & International Art 
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Important Australian & International Art

AU0844  |  24 Jun 2020  |  Sydney
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