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TOM ROBERTS
1856-1931

A Water Carrier, Granada 1883

Estimate $120,000 – $160,000

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TOM ROBERTS

1856-1931
A Water Carrier, Granada 1883

oil on wood panel
signed, dated and inscribed 'A Water Carrier / Granada / Oct 1883 / Tom Roberts' verso
16 x 21 cm
frame: original, John Thallon, Melbourne (label verso)

  • Lot Sold $200,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $245,455 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Tom Roberts, Melbourne Mr C. Stewart, Melbourne, acquired from the above Tom Roberts, Melbourne
Private Collection, Tasmania, by descent from the above
Young & Park, Melbourne, January 1949
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

Literature

Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, MA Thesis, The Univeristy of Melbourne, Melbourne, 1964, cat. no. 10
Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: A Catalogue Raisonné, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1985, Vol. 1, cat. no. 23a, pp. 84-85
Humphrey McQueen, Tom Roberts, Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney, 1996, p. 122

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Catalogue Notes

together with PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE TOM ROBERTS 1856-1931 Sketch for A Water Carrier, Granada (1883) ink on paper signed and inscribed 'T.R. / Spanish Water Carrier / at Granada / Excuse the roughness of the sketch / the mail closes today and I have / only this morning to write all my / letters up -' lower right 12.2 x 13.2 cm PROVENANCE Tom Roberts, Melbourne Mr C. Stewart, Melbourne, acquired from the above Tom Roberts, Melbourne Private Collection, Tasmania, by descent from the above Young & Park, Melbourne, January 1949 Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above LITERATURE Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, MA Thesis, The Univeristy of Melbourne, Melbourne, 1964, cat. no. 11 Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: A Catalogue Raisonné, Oxford Univeristy Press, Melbourne, 1985, Vol. 1, cat. no. 23a, p. 85

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