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The Western Australian Collection

 

 AUCTION -     30th May 2005 


   Foreword

 This is the most important collection of Western Australian artwork ever to be offered for sale.

 Chronologically, the collection extends from colonial works, such as the 1834 etching after Lieutenant Robert Dale, depicting Albany, as well as the original journal pages from D’Urville’s, “Voyage of the Astrolabe,” published 1833.  Also of the same era, is the 1824 original engraving after Pellion, depicting Freycinet’s landing party at Shark Bay.

 The collection also extends to rare, early Twentieth century works by Florence Fuller, D. McGregor Whyte, Linton, Webb, Barker and others.

 Major moderns such as three 1950’s Guy Grey-Smith oils and an important Juniper, are also represented.

 Topographically, the collection is unsurpassed.  The catalogue features major works by John Campbell, - including the grand overview of Perth, South Perth and Perth waters, (illustrated on the catalogue cover.)

 Other historical topographical works are liberally sprinkled throughout, by artists significant to W.A. history, such as, Benson, Bourne, I. Francis, Linton, Vike, Webb and others.  Normally, W.A. picture auctions may only contain one to three such artworks.

 Portraits also feature.  The stunning work by Fuller depicting Mrs. D.V. Hackett, the major Vike self portrait (exhibited Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1990), the charming work, sitter unknown by D. McGregor Whyte, and the portraits by P.Ivor Hunt and others.

 Unlike many corporate collections, which may be the result of various influences, motivations and maybe a committee.  This collection has been meticulously put together by one passionate private individual.  Its genesis was the purchase of an entire single W.A. collection in 1996, (which itself was commenced in the late 1980’s).  From there, the collection was added to, whenever the best of an artists work became available.

 There has been no desperate “filling of gaps,” just to add a “name,” that was missing.  If the work didn’t satisfy a number of criteria, predominantly concerned with quality, then it wasn’t acquired.

 Whilst in some areas, the collection seems to have an abundance, John Barker watercolours for example, the reason is simply because the collector liked John Barker watercolours.

 To anyone familiar with our business here at McKenzies, it is evident that we have been heavily involved not just with the collections acquisitions, but also with its conservation, presentation and framing.  (The companies largely responsible for this are; “Guest Fine Art Services,” and “Papierniak the Paper Specialist.”)

 As those who have purchased a modestly priced artwork from auction can attest, once it has been conserved and re-framed to any standard, its’ price can more than double.  Here, all such work has been completed to the highest standard – regardless of cost.  Where possible the original frame has been restored, if it was “correct” in the first place.

 This collection, in terms of quality and its relevance to Western Australian collectors, is the most significant collection of artwork ever to have been offered.

 We are honoured to have been entrusted with its dispersal and to launch each artwork onto the next phase of their passage through history.

 Peter McKenzie
(Director:  McKenzies)
April 2005


Catalogue

 

(Click on images for a larger view)


 

1.    Harald Vike  (1906-1987)

       Government House and St. Georges Terrace (c.1937)

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       27 cm x 36.5 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 – 7,000 

 

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2.    after J. Alphonse Pellion  (active 1817-1820)

       Nouvelle-Hollande, Baie des Chiens Marins camp de l'Uranie, sur la Presqu ile Peron

       (Shark Bay, Western Australia)

       Hand Coloured Engraving

       Plate II from the atlas to Louis de Freycinet’s

       “Voyage Autour du Monde”  Published Paris 1824

       19 cm x 27 cm

       Estimate:  $600 – 900 

       Illustrated: “The Colonial Eye” by Barbara Chapman, 1979, p.21

       Interestingly, the original watercolour was recently purchased in London (at great expense), and brought back to Perth.  It shows de Freycinets wife near her husband (she apparently stowed away) who is at the table – perhaps inspecting maps/charts, on the right hand side of the image.  However, in the official journal illustration, she has been omitted.  

 

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3.    George Courtney Benson  (1886-1960)

       Albany Harbour

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       17.5 cm x 33.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,500 - 2,000 


 

4.    Flora Bobone

       Emu Brewery, Perth   (c.1945)

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       33 cm x 23 cm

       Estimate:  $300 - 400  

 

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5.    Captain George WR Bourne  (Active 1895 – 1910)

       Albany Harbour  (c.1900)

       Watercolour

       19.5 cm x 32 cm

       Estimate:  $4,000 – 5,000 

       Marine and topographical artist.  Was Harbour Master of the Bunbury Port towards the end of his life, c.1910.  Like Garling in Sydney, he painted portraits of the visiting ships.  His works typically depict Esperance, Albany or Bunbury harbours and/or the ships that visited these harbours.

       Reference:  McCulloch, “Encyclopedia of Australian Art” and Chapman, “The Colonial Eye”  

 

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6.    John Barker  (1867-1943)

       Nocturne  

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       30 cm x 21 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 - 2,000    

 

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7.    Percy Ivor Hunt  (1903-1971)

       Figure Study of Jean Hunt  (c.1930)

       Pencil, Signed lower right

       21.5 cm x 18 cm

       Estimate:  $200 - 300 


   

8.    Iris Francis  (1913-2004)

       Swan River Fishermen, circa 1945

       (City Skyline from Mounts Bay Road Jetty)

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       26 cm x 32.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,800 – 2,500  

 

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9.    Captain George WR Bourne  (Active 1895 – 1910)

       Rob Roy

       Watercolour & Bodycolour

       14.5 cm x 24 cm

       Estimate:  $1,200 – 1,800  

 

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10.  Florence Venables Hall  (1897-1975)

       Trilli

       (Portrait of Flora Bobone)

       Pencil, Signed & Dated ‘1938’ lower right

       36.5 cm x 28 cm

       Estimate:  $700 – 1,000 

 

       Exhibited: Perth Society of Artists, 1938  

 

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11.  Ray Crooke  (1922- )

       Stockman’s Camp, W.A.

       Oil on Board, Signed lower left

       29.5 cm x 44.5 cm

       Estimate:  $3,000 – 4,000

 

       Note: Original,”von Bertouch Galleries” label verso, with title  

 

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12.  Elizabeth Durack  (1915-2000)

       Trio of Children  (c.1944)

       Oil Pastel on Board, Signed upper right

       56 cm x 44 cm

       Estimate:  $3,000 – 4,000   

 

        


 

13.  Joseph Frost  (1953- )

       The Decoy at Mends Street Jetty, Evening

       Oil on Canvas, Signed lower right

       24.5 cm x 30 cm

       Estimate:  $2,500 – 3,000  

 

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14.  William Boissevain  (1927- )

       Still Life

       Oil on Board, Signed & Dated ‘98’ lower right

       85 cm x 73 cm

       Estimate:  $8,000 – 12,000  

 

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15.  Robert Richmond Campbell  (1902-1972)

       Kalgoorlie c. 1947 - 1949

       Watercolour, Certificate of Authenticity verso

       27 cm x 37 cm

       Estimate:  $500 – 1,000 

   

 


16.  Desmond John Brennan  (1945- )

       Rottnest Island Hotel

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘86’ lower left

       41 cm x 53.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 3,000

       Illustrated:  “Impressions of Rottnest Island” 

 

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17.  Irene Carter  (1900-1955)

       Chapel, Saint Georges College, Crawley

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       38 cm x 28 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 3,000   

 

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18.  Marshall Clifton  (1903-1975)

       Beach Scene  (possibly Cottesloe)

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘35’lower left

       17.5 cm x 25.5 cm

       Estimate:  $3,000 – 4,500  

 

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19.  Robert Richmond Campbell  (1902-1972)

       Ora Banda Mine Site

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘48’ lower left

       26 cm x 36 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,500 


 

 

   

20.  James WR Linton  (1869-1947)

       The Hunter

       Watercolour, Signed ‘JWRL’ & Dated ‘07’ lower left

       16.5 cm x 24.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,500 – 3,000   

 

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21.  Rene Collot d’Herbois  (1883-1960)

       Bedfordale

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       Inscribed with Title lower left

       21 cm x 27.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,500   

 

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22.  Allon Cook  (1907-1971)

       Sand Quarry, Swan Valley

       Oil on Canvas on Board,  Signed & Dated ‘54’ lower right

       29 cm x 37.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,600 – 2,000

 

       Cook lived in Upper Swan, painting and tending his vineyard.  This is a view east towards the Darling Ranges.  

 

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23.  Iris Francis  (1913-2004)

       Bunbury  (c.1942)

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       24.5 cm x 38 cm

       Estimate:  $1,500 – 2,000  

 

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24.  Henri van Raalte  (1881-1929)

       Perth

       Aquatint, Signed lower right

       Inscribed with Title & ‘No. 52’ lower left

       25.5 cm x 24.5 cm

       Estimate:  $3,000 – 4,000 

 

       Illustrated: “Henri van Raalte, Master Printmaker” by Arthur Spartalis, 1989, p.61  

 

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25.  Harald Vike  (1906-1987)

       Mount Eliza  (c.1934)

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       25 cm x 35 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 – 7,000 

 

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26.  Archibald Bertram Webb  (1887-1944)

       Perth from the Mount (c.1929)

       Watercolour & Pencil, Signed lower right

       15.5 cm x 27 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 – 7,000 

       Exhibited: Art Gallery of W.A., 2004

       Catalogue No. 83, “Sunshine &  Shadow”,

       Published Art Gallery of W.A. 2004  

 

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27.  Desmond John Brennan  (1945- )

       Road to the Rottnest Hotel

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘86’lower right

       36.5 cm x 51 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 3,000

 

       Illustrated:  “Impressions of Rottnest Island”   

 

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28.  Harald Vike  (1906-1987)

       West Perth Roofs

       (View from Roe Street to the Church on the

       corner of Newcastle & Cleaver Streets)

       Charcoal, Signed & Dated ‘1938’ lower left

       Inscribed with title lower left

       32 cm x 42 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 3,000  

 

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29.  Archibald Bertram Webb  (1887-1944)

       The Porongorups (c.1924)

       Watercolour & Pencil, Signed lower right

       26.5 cm x 38 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 – 7,000 

       Exhibited: Art Gallery of W.A., 2004

       Illustrated: “Sunshine & Shadow” by Janda Gooding, 2004, p.73, Catalogue No. 65  

 

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30.  Frank Mills  (1901-1957)

       Perth from South Perth (c. 1940’s)

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       24.5 cm x 37.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,200 – 1,600  

 

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31.  Archibald Bertram Webb  (1887-1944)

       Bush Landscape (c.1928-29)

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       24.5 cm x 36 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 – 7,000 

       Exhibited: Art Gallery of W.A., 2004

       Illustrated: ”Sunshine & Shadow” by Janda Gooding, 2004, p.19, Catalogue No. 92


 

32.  George Pitt Morison  (1861-1946)

       Untitled Landscape

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       25 cm x 37.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 2,500  

 

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33.  Bruce Malloch  (1936- )

       Beach Fisherman, Broome

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       16 cm x 24.5 cm

       Estimate:  $300 - 400 


 

34.  Henri van Raalte  (1881-1929)

       Perth Town Hall

       Drypoint, Signed lower right

       Numbered ‘17/31’ lower left

       Inscribed with Title lower centre

       21 cm x 10 cm

       Estimate:  $1,400 – 1,800 

 

       Illustrated: “Henri van Raalte, Master Printmaker” by Arthur Spartalis, 1989, p.38

 

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35.  No Lot.


 

36.  Captain George WR Bourne  (Active 1895 – 1910)

       Juno

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘10’ lower right

       Inscribed ‘Bunbury’ lower right

       21.5 cm x 35.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 3,000 

 

       Exhibited: W.A. Maritime Museum, 2002-2003

       “Living On The Edge Exhibition”  

 

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37.  Captain George WR Bourne  (Active 1895 – 1910)

       Dartford

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘10’ lower right

       Inscribed ‘Bunbury’ lower right

       21.5 cm x 35.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 3,000 

 

       Exhibited: W.A. Maritime Museum, 2002-2003

       “Living On The Edge Exhibition”  

 

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38.  James WR Linton  (1869-1947)

       Untitled Landscape

       Watercolour, Signed ‘JWRL’ in monogram & Dated ‘08’ lower left

       20 cm x 33.5 cm

       Estimate:  $3,500 – 4,500 

 

       Illustrated: “Line, Light & Shadow” by Anne Gray,   1986, p.79  

 

        


 

39.  Desmond John Brennan  (1945- )

       Rottnest Ferry

       Pencil, Signed & Dated ‘86’ lower right

       21.5 cm x 28.5 cm

       Estimate:  $250 – 350

 

       Illustrated:  “Impressions of Rottnest Island”


 

 

40.  Artist Unknown

       Swan Brewery & Mounts Bay Road, circa1900

       Watercolour

       24 cm x 33.5 cm

       Estimate:   $3,000 - 4,000  

 

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41.  Artist Unknown  (same artist as Lot 40.)

       (most likely) Swan River Scene, (c. 1900)

       Watercolour, bears signature, ‘D. Logan’ lower right

       16.5 cm x 24.5 cm

       Estimate:  $300 - 400 

 

       Note:  It is highly likely the same artist painted lots 40., 41. and 42.


 

42.  Artist Unknown  (same artist as Lot 40.)

       (most likely) Swan River Scene, (c. 1900)

       Watercolour

       16.5 cm x 24.5 cm

       Estimate:  $300 - 400 


 

43.   James WR Linton  (1869-1947)

       Artist In His Camp  (Self Portrait)

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       Inscribed ‘My Camp Hut Outback’ lower centre, indistinctly

       19.5 cm x 14 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 – 6,000   

 

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44.  Archibald Bertram Webb  (1887-1944)

       The Haunt of the Heron (c.1921-28)

       Colour Woodcut, Signed lower left

       Inscribed with Title & ‘28/50’ lower right

       19.5 cm x 22 cm

       Estimate:  $2,500 – 3,000 

 

       Illustrated: “Sunshine & Shadow” by Janda Gooding, 2004, p.39  

 

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45.  Frank Norton  (1916-1983)

       Wilson’s Inlet, Denmark

       Oil on Board, Signed & Dated ‘Dec. 1961’ lower left

       Inscribed with Title lower left

       27 cm x 44.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,400   

 

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46.  Percy Ivor Hunt  (1903-1971)

       Portrait of Jean Hunt

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       33 x 23.5cm

       Estimate:  $900 – 1,200


 

47.  Elizabeth Durack  (1915-2000)

       Leading To The Rim

       Mixed Media, Signed centre right

       55 cm x 88 cm

       Estimate:  $3,500 – 4,500 

 

        


 

 

48.  Frank Mills  (1901-1957)

       Rottnest  (c.1950)

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       28 cm x 38 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,500 

 

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49.  Henri van Raalte  (1881-1929)

       Broken Walls

       Drypoint, Signed lower right

       Inscribed with Title lower left

       35.5 cm x 14 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,500 

       Illustrated: “Henri van Raalte, Master Printmaker”

       by Arthur Spartalis, 1989, p.32  

 

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50.  Iris Francis  (1913-2004)

       The Ketch Taipan, Fremantle  (c.1947)

       Oil on Canvas, Signed lower right

       29 cm x 34 cm

       Estimate:  1,500 – 2,000 

 

       Note: The Ketch ‘Taipan’ was later renamed ‘Shangri-la’.  

 

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51.  Kathleen O’Connor  (1876-1968)

       Self Portrait

       Oil on Panel

       Signed ‘O’Connor’ lower left & ‘KLO’C’ lower right

       40 cm x 28.5 cm

       Estimate:  $4,000 – 6,000   

 

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52.  Eva Benson  (c.1885–1949)

       Classical Figure Study (c.1908)

       Oil on Canvas

       78 cm x 78 cm

       Estimate:  $1,500 - 2,500 

 

       Benson studied art at Perth Technical College (under Linton) and later at the London Polytechnic where she won a prize for still life painting.  In 1909 she won a prize for drawing from, “The Antique”, (awarded by Lady Hackett, see Lot 90.)

       She seems to be a little forgotten here in W.A.  (This is hopefully rectified by this catalogue).  She exhibited her sculptural works at the Royal Academy, London and the Old Salon, Paris.

       Lots 52. and 53. are likely works completed before she left for London.

       The AGNSW acquired her bronze, “Psyche”, in 1924.

       Reference: “Encyclopedia of Australian Art: Volume 1”,  by Alan McCulloch, 1984, p.102  

 

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53.  Eva Benson  (c.1885–1949)

       Saint Georges Cathedral, Perth (Anglican)  (c.1908)

       Oil on Canvas

       84.5 cm x 59.5 cm

       Estimate:  $3,500 - 5,000 

       Reference: “Encyclopedia of Australian Art: Volume 1”, by Alan McCulloch, 1984, p.102  

 

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54.  John Barker  (1867-1943)

       Showery Day, Near Albany

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       16.5 cm x 22.5 cm

       Estimate:  $500 - 800


 

55.  Desmond John Brennan  (1945- )

       Rottnest Pathway

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘89’lower left

       36.5 cm x 46.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 3,000

 

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56.  George Courtney Benson  (1886-1960)

       Through the Trees

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘44’ lower left

       39.5 cm x 43.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 - 1,500 


 

 

57.  Joseph Frost  (1953- )

       Morning Light, from Kings Park

       Oil on Canvas, Signed lower left

       24.5 cm x 40 cm

       Estimate:  $2,500 – 3,500   

 

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58.  Bruce Malloch  (1936- )

       Stubble Feeders, near Broome Hill

       Oil on Board, Signed lower right

       25 cm x 46 cm

       Estimate:  $400 - 700 

 

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 59.  Frank Mills  (1901-1957)

       Sugar Gums, Pelican Point

       (With a view to Como)

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       26.5 cm x 37 cm

       Estimate:  $1,600 – 2,000   

 

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60.  John Paterson Campbell  (1855-1924)

       Stanley Brewery,1903

       (Corner Spring Street and Mounts Bay Road)

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       Inscribed ‘Perth, W.A.’ lower right

       40 cm x 68 cm

       Estimate:  $15,000 – 20,000

 

This work shows the corner of Mounts Bay Road with the view North up Spring Street.

 

The Stanley Brewery commenced life in 1836 as, “Albion”,  on this site. 

In 1902 the brewery, now renamed, was rebuilt.  This work (and another – virtually identical, owned by the Swan Brewery), was probably commissioned to herald the new building.

In 1908, it became the Emu Cooperative Brewery. 

(See Lot 4., which depicts the Emu Brewery c.1945).

Later, the company was bought out by the Swan Brewery.

 

This work is so much more than an architectural rendition.  The Clydesdales and carts with their beer barrels, the proudly flying company flag, the worker peering out from the window, with every brick and piece of limestone depicted.  Also, the almost rural looking view up Spring Street, which gives a sense of the passage of time to the present day.  

 

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61.  Archibald Bertram Webb  (1887-1944)

       The White Sail (c.1921-34)

       Colour Woodcut, Signed lower right

       Inscribed with Title & ‘2/50’ lower left

       18 cm x 12.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,500 – 3,000 

 

       Illustrated: “Sunshine & Shadow” by Janda Gooding, 2004, p.29  

 

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62.  Ken Knight  (1956- )

       Chidley Point, from Blackwall Reach, 1996           

       Oil on Wooden Panel, Signed lower left

       10.5 cm x 23 cm

       Estimate:  $700 – 1,000

 

       Note:  The first picture painted in W.A.  by the artist

 

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63.  Cyril George Lander  (1892-1983)

       East Perth Power Station

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘1949’ lower right

       26.5 cm x 32.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,500 – 2,000   


 

 

64.  Marcus Beilby  (1951- )

       Perth Railway Station

       Oil on Canvas, Signed & Dated ‘92’ upper centre

       (on building window)

       34.5 cm x 65 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 - 7,000  

 

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65.  Tom Alberts  (1962- )

       The Blindfolded Painter

       Oil on Linen, Signed & Dated ‘1994’ lower right

       44.5 cm x 39.5 cm

       Estimate:  1,500 - 2,000 

 

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66.  William Alan Baker  (1921-2004)

       Villager, Crete

       Charcoal, Signed lower right

       32.5 cm x 38 cm

       Estimate:  $200 - 300 


 

67.  John Barker  (1867-1943)

       Mother’s Sorrow

       Oil on Canvas, Signed lower left

       69.5 cm x 89.5 cm

       Estimate:  $14,000 - 18,000

 

John Barker was a member of the British Watercolour Society before arriving in Narrogin, W.A. in the spring of 1924.

Interestingly, both of his sons had taken Returned Soldiers passages to W.A. in 1923.

World War I, called, “the war to end all wars” undoubtedly had an effect on the artist, as his sons were involved in it. Barker was one of the only W.A. artists of the era to tackle narrative works of any scale. The subject work, “Mothers Sorrow”, is possibly the most powerful W.A. narrative work of its time.  Its meaning is obvious and the dark tonings intensify the mood of anguish and heartbreak it portrays. Another major narrative work by Barker, “Land of His Forefathers”, 1934, (illustrated; W.A. Art and Artists 1900 – 1950, AGWA publication, page 54) depicts the Albany Aborigine, Jonny Cockles, gazing over the Swan Coastal Plain.  

 

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68.  Portia Mary Bennett  (1898-1989)

       Swan Lake

       Watercolour on Silk, Signed lower right

       22 cm diameter (fan-shaped)

       Estimate:  $3,000 - 4,000 

 

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69.  Annie J Campbell  (active c.1897)

       On the Gold Path

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       24.5 cm x 13.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 3,000

 

       Provenance: Estate of Margaret Forrest

       (Wife of Sir John Forrest)

       Margaret Forrest is recorded as having visited Kalgoorlie for painting, as she was an amateur artist.

       Reference:  Chapman, “The Colonial Eye”, page 120.

       The only other known work by this artist exists in the Art Gallery of W.A. collection.  

 

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70.  John Paterson Campbell  (1855-1924)

       Swan Brewery

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘1904’ lower right

       Inscribed ‘Perth,  W.A.’ lower right

       41 cm x 69.5 cm

       Estimate:  $25,000 – 30,000

 

Brewerys seem to be one of Campbells favourite subjects.

The Swan Brewery began business in St. Georges Terrace in 1857, before moving to the base of Mt. Eliza in 1897.  This new brewery was designed by Joseph Talbott Hobbs to look like an English castle.

The Brewery had a stable of 24 Clydesdales which were gradually replaced by steam wagons.  The company’s barge is depicted on its way to Fremantle.

(See Lot 100.)

More than simply an architectural rendition, the work is full of charm.  It includes the company’s wagons, horses, workers and a beautifully painted distant riverscape.

References:  Refer to Lot 100.  

 

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 71.  Portia Mary Bennett  (1898-1989)

       Swan River Dinghy

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘72’ lower left

       38 cm x 46 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 - 1,500   

 

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72.  Guy Grey-Smith  (1916-1981)

       Seated Nude

       Oil on Canvas, Signed & Dated ‘50’ lower right

       60 cm x 50 cm

       Estimate:  $20,000 – 30,000  

 

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73.  Margaret Benoit  (1941- )

       Burning the Cuttings

       Oil on Board, Signed lower left

       39.5 cm x 75.5 cm

       Estimate:  $6,000 - 8,000 

 

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 74.  Desmond John Brennan  (1945- )

       Lighthouse, Bathurst Point, Rottnest

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘86’ lower right

       36 cm x 48 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 3,000

 

       Illustrated:  “Impressions of Rottnest Island”  

 

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75.  Arthur Wakefield Bassett  (1869-1948)

       The Birth of Day, Gooseberry Hill

       Oil on Canvas, Signed lower left

       Inscribed with Title on reverse of canvas

       38.5 cm x 49 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 - 6,000

 

       Provenance: Estate of the Artist


 

76.  Elizabeth Durack  (1915-2000)

       Horse Breaking, Mt. Anderson Station  (c.1955)

       Mixed Media, Signed lower left

       44.5 cm x 57 cm

       Estimate:  $3,500 – 4,500 

 

        


 

 

77.  James WR Linton  (1869-1947)

       Rocking the Cradle

       Watercolour, Signed ‘JWRL’ & Dated ‘95’ lower left

       22.5 cm x 28.5 cm

       Estimate:  $4,000 – 5,000 

        

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78.  William Boissevain  (1927- )

       Clouds Over the Wet Plains

       Oil on Board, Signed & Dated ‘98’ lower left

       74.5 cm x 109 cm

       Estimate:  $6,000 – 8,000 

 

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79.  Harald Vike  (1906-1987)

       View To William Street, Perth  (c.1935)

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       27 cm x 36 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 – 7,000 

 

       Exhibited: Art Gallery of W.A., 1987  

 

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80.  Bruce Malloch  (1936- )

       The Boat Shelter, Nornalup

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       17 cm x 21.5 cm

       Estimate:  $350 - 450 


 

 

 

81.  Arturo Cruz  (1950- )

       At the Beach

       Oil on Canvas on Board, Signed & Dated ‘03’lower right

       20.5 cm x 29 cm

       Estimate:  $800 – 1,200  

 

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82.  Arturo Cruz  (1950- )

       Vineyard Workers

       Oil on Canvas on Board, Signed & Dated ‘03’ lower left

       20.5 cm x 29 cm

       Estimate:  $800 – 1,200

 

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 83.  Portia Mary Bennett  (1898-1989)

       Still Life

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       27 cm x 21.5 cm

       Estimate:  $700 - 900  

 

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84.  Harald Vike  (1906-1987)

       Self Portrait in Singlet  (c.1950)

       Oil

       74.5 cm x 59.5 cm

       Estimate:  $6,000 – 8,000  

 

       Exhibited: Art Gallery of W.A., 1990

       Illustrated: “Harald Vike” by Julian Goddard, 1990, p.50

       Illustrated: “South To Sillytown” by Bill Marks, 1997, front cover  

 

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85.  Guy Grey-Smith  (1916-1981)

       Still Life

       Oil on Board, Signed & Dated ‘60’ lower right

       54.5 cm x 44.5 cm

       Estimate:  $16,000 – 22,000 

 

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86.  Allon Cook  (1907-1971)

       North Point, Cowaramup

       Oil on Canvas on Board, Signed & Dated ‘55’ lower left

       34 cm x 61 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,500  

 

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87.  Cyril George Lander  (1892-1983)

       Toodyay Valley

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘52’ lower left

       27 cm x 35.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,600 – 2,200  


 

 88.  Robert Richmond Campbell  (1902-1972)

       (Quite likely) Thompson Bay, Rottnest

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       23 cm x 33 cm

       Estimate:  $800 – 1,000 


 

89.  William Boissevain  (1927- )

       Portrait     

       Oil on Board, Signed & Dated ‘67’ lower right

       28.5 cm x 27.5 cm

       Estimate:  $800 – 1,200


   

 

90.  Florence Ada Fuller  (1867-1946)

       Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, (c. 1905)

       Oil on Canvas, Signed lower left

       80.5 cm x 62.5 cm

       Estimate:  $35,000 – 45,000

 

Deborah Vernon Hackett (1887 – 1965).

Mining company director and welfare worker, was born at West Guildford, W.A.  daughter of Frederick Slade Drake-Brockman, surveyor, and his wife Grace Vernon, nee Bussell, the heroine of the shipwreck of 1878 near the mouth of the Margaret River.  Of their seven children Deborah was the third daughter and middle child.  She was unusual:  an individualist from an early age.  She was educated at Guildford Grammar School for boys, which then took a few girls from surrounding homesteads and she spent much of her time at Wallcliffe, exploring caves, riding and  learning to know the aboriginals.

 

The Drake-Brockmans were a good looking family.  Deborah too possessed a most pleasing delicacy of feature and blue eyes.  She also had “fire” and a quick mentality.  Despite family disapproval, at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Busselton, on 3 August 1905 aged 18 she married Irishman (Sir) John Winthrop Hackett, forty years her senior.  They had 4 daughters and a son, all of whom were particularly gifted; the son General Sir John Hackett, Commander in Chief of the British Army of the Rhine, became principal of King’s College, University of London on his retirement from the British Army.

 

Lady Hackett became a society hostess and worked strenuously for the war effort during World War I.  The French Government rewarded her with a Medaille de la Reconnaissance Francaise.  She edited a tome “The Australian Household Guide”, Perth 1916, which purported to contain everything that an Australian housewife might want to know.  Profits went to charity and a second edition in 1940 again paid large sums for the Red Cross Society.

 

Sir Winthrop Hackett died in 1916.  In 1918 Lady Hackett married Sir Frank Beaumont Moulden in Adelaide and moved there to live.  As his Lady Mayoress in 1920 – 22, she raised 100,000 pounds for Adelaide charities besides re-establishing the South Australian branch of the National Council of Women, and becoming first State Commissioner of the Girl Guides Association.

 

In 1923 she became interested in some rare Australian minerals, specifically tantalite.  By 1925 she was convinced of the wealth tantalite could bring Australia if developed.  She went to the U.S. and made a contract with the Fansteel metallurgical corporation.  In 1932 Tantalite Ltd was incorporated.  In World War II her tantalum was used in developing radar.

 

In 1932 the University of Western Australia honoured its benefactor’s widow when the Winthrop Hall was opened by conferring on her the degree of Doctor of Laws ‘in absentia’ because of the recent death of Sir Frank Moulden.  In 1936, Melbourne, she married Basil Buller Murphy, a barrister 9 years her junior; she became known as Dr. Buller Murphy.  She supported the Women’s Auxiliaries of Melbourne’s Hospitals and welfare committees and proffered untiring hospitality.  Intrepid, with superabundant energy and an enquiring mind, she was in every way an unusual woman of strong character.

 

Predeceased by her third husband (d.1963), she died at her home Lordello, Kilsythe, on 16 April 1965 and was buried in Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth.  A portrait of her in oils by James Govett is at St. George’s College in the University of W.A.

 

Florence Ada Fuller  (1867-1946)

Born South Africa.  Arrived Melbourne as a child.  Studied at Julien’s Paris 1894-1901; settled Perth 1904.  Fuller arrived in Perth after studying at the National Art School in Melbourne.  A Member of the Theosophical Society, she produced an impressive series of portraits of local and international members, as well as teaching and painting portraits.  Her most notable pupils were Daisy Rossi and Kathleen O’Connor.

 

This artwork sets the high point for formal portraiture in Western Australia.  

 

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91.  Arthur Esam  (1850-1938)

       On Horseback, Goldfields, W.A., 1894

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘94’ lower centre

       20 cm x 15 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,400

       Esam took up the position as Secretary at a Brewery in Coolgardie in 1893.  Later, he worked for the “Kalgoorlie Miner”.  The AGWA has a work dated 1894 (the same as the subject work here), titled, “Gold Escort, Kalgoorlie”.

       References:  Chapman “The Colonial Eye”.

       McCulloch, “Encyclopedia of Australian Art”.  

 

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92.  Percy Ivor Hunt  (1903-1971)

       The Ships Captain  (c.1946)

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       32.5 cm x 23 cm

       Estimate:  $1,200 – 1,800   

 

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93.  Robert Litchfield Juniper  (1929- )

       Australian Landscape with Fragments

       Mixed Media and Collage on Belgian Linen

       Signed & Dated ‘00’ lower left

       152 cm x 122 cm

       Estimate:  $20,000 – 30,000 

 

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94.  James Swinton Diston  (active c.1890-1930)

       Freshwater Bay,  Swan River, W.A.

       Oil on Board, Signed lower left

       Frame inscribed with title lower right, “Freshwater Bay”

       47 cm x 67.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,800 – 2,500 

 

       Not much is known of this artist.  However, he must have been quite successful, as many of his works have survived, which means he must have sold quite a few in the first place.  We know he was in W.A. because a few W.A. works have “come to light” in recent years.  

 

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95.  George Pitt Morison  (1861-1946)

       Solitude

       Colour Woodcut, Signed lower right

       Inscribed with Title lower left

       12.5 cm x 17 cm

       Estimate:  $800 – 1,200  


 

96.  James WR Linton  (1869-1947)

       Mounts Bay Road & the Swan Brewery

       Watercolour, Signed ‘JWRL’& Dated ‘13/2/07’ lower left

       17.5 cm x 24.5 cm

       Estimate:  $3,500 – 4,500   

 

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97.  No Lot


 

98.  No Lot


 

99.  Desmond John Brennan  (1945- )

       Green Island, Rottnest

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘86’ lower right

       34 cm x 50.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 3,000

 

        Illustrated:  “Impressions of Rottnest Island” 

 

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100. John Paterson Campbell  (1855-1924)

       View of Perth

       Watercolour and gouache, Signed lower right

       Dated ‘09’ indistinctly lower right

       48.5cm  x 95.5 cm

       Estimate:  $40,000 – 50,000

 

       References:  Chapman “The Colonial Eye”.

       McCulloch, “Encyclopedia of Australian Art”.

       Janice Baker, AGWA, Campbell Catalogue and Essay, 2003.

       Provenance:  Formerly in the collection of Rene Rivkin.

 

This is very likely the most significant early 20th Century topographical depiction of Perth to appear on the market in recent memory.

 

Until recently, not much was known about Campbell.  However, the exhibition of his works at the AGWA, late 2003, with the attendant catalogue and research for a lengthy catalogue essay, have greatly added to our knowledge about him.

 

His precise detail and observation is what makes his work historically significant.  That and the fact that whilst most artists at the time painted landscape, he depicted the urban environment.

 

Also, his works exude a charm which lifts them above mere architectural documentation.  He included people, horses, cars and signage.  For instance in one of his works, “Perth Railway Station”, 1903, an advertising billboard announces;

“For pictures of residences commission Mr. J. Campbell, Scenic Artist, Perth.”

 

From 1901 to 1911 the population of Perth almost doubled from 44,000 to 87,000.  Gold mining and the expansion of primary industries, gave Perth a sense of optimism which this work, dated 1909 portrays.

 

In this scene, the sun is dipping behind Mount Eliza, casting a shadow into the sheltered cove.  (Now infilled, for roadways).  Small sailing vessels ply the water, with a ferry boat passing through The Narrows.  A small tram travels along Mounts Bay Road near the Chinese market gardens and the docks of Perth seem to be bustling with commercial activity.  

 

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101. Duncan McGregor Whyte  (1865-1953)

       Beach Scene

       Oil on Canvas on Board, Signed lower right

       24.5 cm x 39 cm

       Estimate:  $14,000 – 18,000

 

       References:  W.A. Art, Holmes a Court Collection, by Anderson.  Published; Heytesbury Holdings Ltd. 1986.

       W.A. Art &  Artists 1900 – 1950, Janda Gooding, AGWA 

 

Whyte was no doubt one of the most proficient artists in oils, in Perth during the early part of the twentieth century.

He arrived in Perth in November 1916 and went back to Scotland sometime after 1920, but is recorded as living in Argyllshire by 1923.

 

He exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Academy (London), the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours, and the Paris Salon.  He won the James Torrance Memorial Prize in 1947.

 

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102. Iris Francis  (1913-2004)

       Old Customs House, Fremantle, circa 1940’s

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       27 cm x 38.5 cm

       Estimate:  $800 – 1,200   

 

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103. Joseph Frost  (1953- )

       Perth, from Kings Park

       Oil on Canvas, Signed lower left

       29.5 cm x 39.5 cm

       Estimate:  $4,500 – 6,000 

 

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104. Ella Fry  (1916-1997)

       Surreal Farming Landscape W.A.

       Oil on Canvas, Signed lower right

       39.5 cm x 50 cm

       Estimate:  $1,500 – 2,000 

 

       Represented:  Art Gallery of W.A.

       She was a well known member of The Board of Trustees at the AGWA.

       Reference:  McCulloch, “Encyclopedia of Australian Art”.  

 

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105. Percy Ivor Hunt  (1903-1971)

       Visiting Dutch Vessel

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘52’ lower left

       25 cm x 34 cm

       Estimate:  $1,200 – 1,600 

 

       Exhibited: Art Gallery of W.A., 1980  

 

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106. Ella Fry  (1916-1997)

       Surreal Farming Landscape

       Oil on Canvas, Signed lower right

       39.5 cm x 50 cm

       Estimate:  $1,500 – 2,000

 

       Represented:  Art Gallery of W.A.

       She was a well known member of The Board of Trustees

       at the A.G.W.A.

       Reference:  McCulloch, “Encyclopedia of Australian Art”.  

 

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107.Audrey Greenhalgh  (1903 -1992)

       Storm at Evening

       Oil on Canvas on Board, Signed & Dated ‘47’ lower left

       44.5 cm x 57.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,500 – 3,500 

 

       Exhibited: Art Gallery of W.A., 1987

       Exhibited: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, 1994  

 

       

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108.Herbert Gibbs  (1852-1940)

       Vasse Inlet

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘18’ lower right

       18 cm x 27 cm

       Estimate:  $1,600 – 2,000 

      

       Exhibited: Art Gallery of WA, 1987

       Illustrated: “Western Australian Art & Artists”, by Janda Gooding, 1987, p.29  

 

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109.Frederick Garling  (1806-1873)

       HMS Challenger with a distant coast

       Watercolour

       28.5 cm x 46 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 – 7,000

 

       Note:  The Vessel commanded by Captain Fremantle   

 

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110. after Robert Dale  (1810-1856)

       Panoramic View of King George’s Sound,

       Part of the Colony of Swan River

       Hand Coloured Aquatint and Etching

       Inscribed with Title lower centre

       Drawn by Lieutenant Robert Dale and Etched

       by Robert Havell

       Published London 1834

       18 cm x 274.5 cm

       Estimate:  $30,000 – 40,000 

 

Lieutenant Robert Dale (of the 63rd Regiment) was stationed at King George Sound, Albany.

 

This etching and aquatint was made in 1834 by Robert Havell after sketches or paintings by Dale, made during the period he was stationed at King George Sound.  It shows Princess Royal Harbour where the main settlement was established and to the left of that, King George Sound and Oyster Harbour.  The cleared area to the left is the present site of the ‘Old Farm’ Strawberry Hill.  The group of soldiers and natives

on the right make up a party returning from a kangaroo hunt. 

Nakinna, chief of the King George Sound tribe, lived most of the time at the settlement, but eventually rejoined his people.  He is probably the native shown wearing European clothes.  The party of natives in the centre of the panorama are returning from a fishing expedition to the coast.

 

Reference:  “The Colonial Eye” 1979, Barbara Chapman, and illustrated, p.30  

 

 

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111 Guy Grey-Smith  (1916-1981)

       Banksias

       Oil on Canvas, Signed & Dated ‘50’ lower right

       50.5 cm x 40.5 cm

       Estimate:  $12,000 – 15,000   

 

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112. John Barker  (1867-1943)

       Kalgan River, Albany

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       14 cm x 18.5 cm

       Estimate:  $400 - 600   

 

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113.Lionel Jago  (1882-1953)

       Untitled Landscape  (c.1930)

       Oil on Board, Signed lower left

       30 cm x 37.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,500  

        

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114.Katherine Munro Jarvis  (1910-2002 )

       Rooftops, Fremantle

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       18 cm x 37 cm

       Estimate:  $500 – 600

       Note:  Member, Perth Society of Artists 

 

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115.Leach Barker  (1897-1967)

       The Basin, Rottnest  (c.1941)

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       27 cm x 37 cm

       Estimate:  $600 - 900

       Note:  Son of the artist, John Barker (1867 – 1943)


 

116.Cyril George Lander  (1892-1983)

       Untitled Landscape

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       18.5 cm x 28 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,400


 

117.Frank Norton  (1916-1983)

       Depuch Island (Off Onslow)

       Oil on Canvas on Board, Signed & Dated ‘May 29/62”

       Inscribed with Title lower left

       31.5 cm x 44 cm

       Estimate:  $800 – 1,200 

       Provenance: Estate of the Artist


 

118. James WR Linton  (1869-1947)

       Perth Jetty (probably Barrack Street Jetty)

       Watercolour, Signed ‘JWRL’ & Dated ‘1907’ lower left

       22 cm x 29.5 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 – 7,000   

 

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119. Bruce Malloch  (1936- )

       The City Bloke

       Oil on Board, Signed lower right

       20 cm x 30 cm

       Estimate:  $600 - 800 


 

 

120. John Paterson Campbell  (1855-1924)

       Osborne Park Hotel & Tram Line, 1904

       Oil on Board, Signed lower right

       34 cm x 59.5 cm

       Estimate:  $25,000 – 35,000 

Note: A watercolour of this subject is held in the Holmes a’ Court collection.

 

This work shows the Northern end of the tramline at the Osborne Park Hotel.  The people all seem to be dressed in their “Sunday Best”.  Maybe it was a special occasion – or a large picnic.

 

Janice Baker, in her catalogue essay for the AGWA exhibition, speculates that maybe this painting paid for Campbells stay at the hotel.  Equally likely is that the owner commissioned the work.

 

It is an intriguing work with more detail becoming apparent the more one studies it.

 

References:  Chapman “The Colonial Eye”.

McCulloch, “Encyclopedia of Australian Art”.

Janice Baker, AGWA, Campbell Catalogue and Essay, 2003.  

 

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121.Bruce Malloch  (1936- )

       Between the Reef and Shore, Broome

       Oil on Board

       15.5 cm x 26 cm

       Estimate:  $500 - 700 


 

122.Bill Mearns  (1931- )

       West Australian Pearling Lugger

       Watercolour & Pencil, Signed lower right

       Inscribed with Title lower left

       49 cm x 70.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,800 – 2,500 


 

123. Duncan McGregor Whyte  (1865-1953)

       Portrait of a Girl

       Oil on Canvas, Signed & Dated ‘1918’ lower right

       55 cm x 45 cm

       Estimate:  $3,000 – 4,000   

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124. George Pitt Morison  (1861-1946)

       Standing Nude

       Charcoal, Signed & Dated ‘1893’ lower right

       Inscribed ‘Academie Julien, Paris’ lower right

       35.5 cm x 61 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,500 

       Pitt Morison spent many weekends painting with Streeton, Roberts et.al.  between 1886-1889.  In 1890 he traveled to Paris to study at the Academie Julian.

       He eventually became chief curator of art at the then W.A. Museum and Art Gallery.

       Reference:  W.A. Art &  Artists 1900 – 1950 by Janda Gooding.  Art Gallery of W.A. publication


 

125.Walter Paterson Meston  (1870-1936)

       Dangin Landscape

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘26’lower right

       21.5 cm x 34 cm

       Estimate:  $500 - 700   

 

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126. Henri van Raalte  (1881-1929)

       The Road Thro’ Karri

       Drypoint, Signed lower right

       Numbered ‘20’ lower right

       Inscribed with Title lower left

       49 cm x 29.5 cm

       Estimate:  $900 – 1,200   

       Illustrated: “Henri van Raalte, Master Printmaker”

       by Arthur Spartalis, 1989, p.33


 

127. Leach Barker  (1897-1967)

       Height of Summer

       (Looking towards Bluff Knoll, Stirling Ranges)

       Watercolour, Signed lower right    

       37 cm x 55 cm

       Estimate:  $700 – 1,200  

 

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128. John Barker  (1867-1943)

       Sunlit Hill

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       18.5 cm x 27 cm

       Estimate:  $1,000 - 1,500 


 

129.Pippin Drysdale  (1943- )

       Bowl

       Glazed Ceramic, Signed & Dated ‘Nov 86’ on base

       30 cm diameter

       Estimate:  $300 – 500 

       (Illustrated next page)


 

130. Pippin Drysdale  (1943- )

       Vessel   (Tanami Series)

       Glazed Ceramic, Signed & Dated ‘2002’ on base

       38 cm height

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 1,500 

       (Illustrated next page)


 

131. Pippin Drysdale  (1943- )

       Vessel   (North II  Series)

       Glazed Ceramic, Signed & Dated ‘2001’ on base

       44 cm height

       Estimate:  $3,000 – 5,000 

 

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132. Flora Landells  (1888-1981)

       Blue Jug

       Glazed Ceramic, Signed on base

       Inscribed ‘Perth, W.A., Handmade’ on base

       16 cm height

       Estimate:  $400 – 500  


 

 

133. James WR Linton  (1869-1947)

       Chest

       Copper, Brass, Enamel, Wood & Velvet

       Stamped with artist’s seal, lower left, front.

       8 cm x 22 cm x 14.5 cm   

       Estimate:  $3,000 – 4,000 

 

       Exhibited: Mundaring Arts Centre, 2003


 

 

134.  James WR Linton  (1869-1947)

       12 Coffee Spoons

       Stirling Silver

       Spoons stamped with artist’s seal

       Estimate:  $1,000 – 2,000 


 

 

135. James WR Linton  (1869-1947)

       Box

       Copper, Brass, Enamel & Wood

       Inscribed with initials ‘R.T.’ & ‘1-4-1931’ on latch

       5 cm x 8.5 cm x 5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,500 – 2,000  


 

136. Guy Grey-Smith  (1916-1981)

       Vase

       Glazed Ceramic, Signed on base

       36 cm height

       Estimate:  $700 – 1,000 

 

       Provenance: Salek Minc Collection


 

137. Amy Heap  (1894-1956)

       Princess Royal Harbour, Albany

       (From the Marine Drive)

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       20 cm x 30 cm

       Estimate:  $1,800 – 2,500   

 

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138. Henri van Raalte  (1881-1929)

       A Karri Tree Glade

       Aquatint, Signed lower right

       Numbered ‘17/60’ lower left

       Inscribed with Title lower centre

       38 cm x 24 cm

       Estimate:  $800 – 1,100 

       Illustrated: “Henri van Raalte, Master Printmaker”

       by Arthur Spartalis, 1989, p.46


 

139. Walter Rowbotham  (1879-1951)

       Mount Hawthorn Street Scene, circa 1930’s

       Watercolour

       23.5 cm x 30.5 cm

       Estimate:  $400 – 800

       Note:  Rowbotham became Art Master at Perth Tech. in the 1930’s.

       Represented:  Art Gallery of W.A.


 

140. Brian Simmonds  (1938- )

       Albany

       Pastel, Signed lower left

       29 cm x 44.5 cm

       Estimate:  $400 - 600 

 

141. Adolphe Gustave Plate  (1874-1914)

       Landscape with Pyramids, circa 1911

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       22.5 cm x 59.5 cm

       Estimate:  $800 – 1,500  


 

142. after Louis Auguste de Sainson  (1801-1887)

       Port du Roi Georges

       (King George Sound, Albany)

       Hand Coloured Lithograph

       Inscribed with Title lower centre

       Plate 23 from the atlas to J. Dumont D’Urville’s “Voyage de l’Astrolabe”

       Published Paris 1833

       21 cm x 32.5 cm

       Estimate:  $900 – 1,200 

       Illustrated: “The Colonial Eye” by Barbara Chapman, 1979, p.26

       One of the natives, dressed in European clothes given to him when on board the Astrolabe, is showing the others his presents, including a mirror.  

 

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143.Walter Rowbotham  (1879-1951)

       Corner Shop, Leederville, circa 1930’s

       Watercolour

       24 cm x 30 cm

       Estimate:  $400 – 800

       Note:  Rowbotham became Art Master at Perth Tech. in the 1930’s. 

       Represented:  Art Gallery of W.A.


 

144. Jamie Russell  (1969- )

       Claremont Park

       Oil on Canvas, Signed & Dated ‘01’ lower left

       20 cm x 25.5 cm

       Estimate:  $300 – 500

 

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145. John Barker  (1867-1943)

       Evening, Near Albany

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       13.5 cm x 17.5 cm

       Estimate:  $400 - 600 


 

 

146.after Louis Auguste de Sainson  (1801-1887)

       Habitans du Port du Roi Georges

       (Inhabitants of King George Sound, Albany)

       Hand Coloured Lithograph

       Inscribed with Title lower centre

       Plate 24 from the atlas to J. Dumont D’Urville’s “Voyage de l’Astrolabe”

       Published Paris 1833

       22.5 cm x 32.5 cm

       Estimate:  $900 – 1,200 

 

       Illustrated: “The Colonial Eye” by Barbara Chapman, 1979, p.26

       Two natives spent a night aboard the Astrolabe on separate occasions.  One carried a lighted banksia cone which served as a torch and enabled him to relight fires.  

 

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147.Clifford Dudley Wood  (1905-1980)

       Perth

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘1946’ lower right

       33 cm x 42 cm

       Estimate:  $5,000 – 7,000  

 

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148.Harald Vike  (1906-1987)

       Cubist Park Scene

       Watercolour, Signed & Dated ‘59’lower left

       55 cm x 77.5 cm

       Estimate:  $1,500 – 2,000  


 

149. Harald Vike  (1906-1987)

       Pastoral Scene   (c.1940)

       Watercolour, Signed lower left

       25.5 cm x 38.5 cm

       Estimate:  $900 – 1,200   


 

 

150. Henri van Raalte  (1881-1929)

       Valley Trees

       Drypoint & Aquatint, Signed lower right

       Inscribed with title & Numbered ‘2nd Proof’ lower right

       32.5 cm x 45.5 cm

       Estimate:  $900 – 1,200 

 

       Note: More commonly released as  ‘Gulley Stones’

       Illustrated: “Henri van Raalte, Master Printmaker”

       by Arthur Spartalis, 1989, p.36


 

151. Robert Thompson

       Dredge, William Street Jetty

       Watercolour, Signed lower right

       23.5 cm x 31 cm

       Estimate:  $1,500 – 2,000   

 

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152.Marjorie Tarling  (1900-2000 )

       Portrait of a Girl, 1929

       Pastel, Signed lower left

       26.5 cm x 22 cm

       Estimate:  $1,400 – 2,000

 

       Note:  Completed whilst a teacher in Kalgoorlie  

 

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153. Brian Simmonds  (1938- )

       Breakfast Time, The Dome, Rottnest

       Pastel, Signed & Dated ‘01’ lower right

       41.5 cm x 57 cm

       Estimate:  $800 – 1,200 

 

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154. Ross Shardlow  (1950- )

       Beverley Farmland

       Oil on Board, Signed lower right

       12.5 cm x 20.5 cm

       Estimate:  $400 - 600   

 

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 155. Archibald Bertram Webb  (1887-1944)

       The Shag (c.1921-22)

       Colour Woodcut, Signed lower right

       Inscribed with Title lower left

       17.5 cm x 12.5 cm

       Estimate:  $2,000 – 2,500 

 

       Illustrated: “Sunshine & Shadow” by Janda Gooding, 2004, p.24

 

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AUCTION CONCLUDED


 

Index

 

A

Alberts T                   65

Artist Unknown         40, 41, 42

 

B

Baker W A               66

Barker J                    6, 54, 67, 112, 128, 145

Barker L                   115, 127

Bassett A W              75

Beilby M                   64

Bennett P M              68, 71, 83

Benoit M                   73

Benson E                   52, 53

Benson G C              3, 56

Bobone F                  4

Boissevain W            14, 78, 89

Bourne G W R          5, 9, 36, 37

Brennan D J              16, 27, 39, 55, 74, 99

 

 

C

Campbell A J            69

Campbell J P             60, 70, 100, 120

Campbell R R            15, 19, 88

Carter I                     17

Clifton M                   18

Cook A                     22, 86

Crooke R                  11

Cruz A                      81, 82

 

 

D  

Dale R (after)            110

D’Herbois  R C         21

Diston J S                  94

Drysdale P                129, 130, 131

Durack E                   12, 47, 76



E  

Esam A                     91

 

F  

Francis I                    8, 23, 50, 102

Frost J                       13, 57, 103

Fry E                         104, 106

Fuller F A                  90

 

 

G  

Garling F                   109

Gibbs H                    108

Greenhalgh A            107

Grey-Smith G            72, 85, 111, 136

 

 

H  

Hall F V                    10

Heap A                     137

Hunt P I                    7, 46, 92, 105


 

J  

Jago L                       113

Jarvis  K M               114

Juniper R L                93

 


K  

Knight K                   62

 

L  

Landells F                 132

Lander C G               63, 87, 116

Linton J W R             20, 38, 43, 77, 96, 118, 133, 134, 135

 

M  

Malloch B                 33, 58, 80, 119, 121

Mearns B                  122

Meston W P              125

Mills F                       30, 48, 59

Morison G P             32, 95, 124

 

N  

Norton F                   45, 117

 

 

O  

O’Connor K             51

 

P  

Pellion J A (after)       2

Plate A G                  141

 

 

R  

Rowbotham W          139, 143

Russell J                    144

 

 

S  

Sainson L A de (after) 142, 146

Shardlow R               154

Simmonds B              140, 153



T  

Tarling M                  152

Thompson R              151



V  

van Raalte H              24, 34, 49, 126, 138, 150

Vike H                      1, 25, 28, 79, 84, 148, 149



W  

Webb A B                26, 29, 31, 44, 61, 155

Whyte D M               101, 123

Wood C D                147

 

  


RECOMMENDED REFERENCES

 A list of references is unusual in an auction catalogue.  However, many people ask us how to obtain information on these artists.  Unfortunately, some of those listed below are out of print, although are usually available through secondhand book dealers.

 (This is not a complete list – but a good starting point from which further references can be obtained.)

 The Art Gallery of W.A. Bookshop, the Lawrence Wilson Gallery and Muirs’ Bookshop often have relevant past exhibition catalogues, and books on individual W.A. artists, in stock.

           •   McCulloch, Alan, “Encyclopedia of Australian Art.”  Hutchinson 1984

 •   Lambert, Susan, “Printmaking” Victoria & Albert Museum, London. 1983

     (Not West Australian, but very relevant in regard to van Raalte’s, Webb’s, et.al.  artworks.  Also, written simply and concisely.)

 •   Gooding, Janda, “Western Australian Art & Artists, 1900-1950”  Art Gallery of W.A., 1987

 •   Anderson, Roderick, “Western Australian Art:  A Selection of Early Works from the Holmes a Court Collection” Heytesbury Holdings Ltd., Perth, 1986

 •   Goddard, Julian, “Harald Vike, 1906-1987” Kingstream Fine Art, 1990

 •   Chapman, Barbara, “The Colonial Eye” Art Gallery of W.A., 1979

 •   Spartalis, Arthur, “Henri van Raalte, Master Printmaker” Arthur Spartalis Fine Art, 1989

 •   Gooding, Janda, “Sunshine and Shadow, A.B. Webb and the poetics of place.”  Art Gallery of W.A., 2004

 •   The Collectors Collection, (Exhibition Catalogue, W. and M. Tucker) Undercroft Gallery, U.W.A., 1989

 •   Gray, Anne, “Line Light & Shadow, J.W.R. Linton”  Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1986

 •   Sharkey, Christine, “Pictorial Magic:  Boats on the Swan River” Exhibition Catalogue, City of South Perth, 2003

 •   Quin, Sally, “Approaches to Modernism, The Art of Portia Bennett, Elise Blumann and Iris Francis 1930’s to 1950’s”  Exhibition Catalogue, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, U.W.A., 2004  


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