Australian and International Fine Art Auction
6pm Monday 5 March

Lot 1
Elspeth Vaughan (1926 - ) Australia
Breaksea & Caroline Is Port Davey 1977
Watercolour & ink on paper
40 x 55cm (sight)
59 x 73cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right, artist label verso title & date
Private collection Hobart
Estimate $300 - $400

Lot 2
Roger Murphy (1939 - ) Australia
Early Morning, Duck River, South Huon
Watercolour
51 x 72cm (sight)
78 x 97cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right, inscribed title verso
Estimate $300 - $400

SOLD

Lot 3
Lucien Dechaineux (1869-1957) Australia
(Cottage and Slip Rail Fence)
22 x 27cm (sight)
37 x 39cm (frame)
Condition Fair
Signed & dated lower right
Estimate $300 - $400

SOLD

Lot 4
Jozef Kiss (1908-1987 arr 1948) Hungary, Australia
Lake Crossing 1989
Oil on board
24 x 35cm (board)
33 x 44cm (framed)
Condition Excellent
Inscribed title verso
Private Collection Hobart
Estimate $300 - $400

SOLD

Lot 5
Norman Millet Thomas (1915 - 1986) United States
Tanzier 1972
Pen, ink and crayon on paper
60 x 48cm (sight)
82 x 67cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Signed & dated lower right
Estimate $300 - $400

Catalogue Details

Norman Millet Thomas was known for modernist animal and abstract figure painting, murals, etching, and sculpture. There are few US artists from the twentieth century whose artistic diversity and breadth of life experience can rival that of Norman Thomas. His accomplishments ranged from Pulitzer Scholarship, to combat artist during World War II, publication in Life magazine, sculptor for the US Coast Guard War Memorial, producer of a 1961 film banned by the Mexican Government, and influential member of Studio 88 in California. His friends and circle included Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and David Siqueiros.

SOLD

Lot 6
Michael Leunig (1945- ) Australia
Let Sleeping Dogs 1998
Etching ed 50/85, with museum glass
36 x 30cm (plate)
41 x 34cm (sight)
72 x 61cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Edition title signed below plate
Estimate $400 - $500

SOLD

Lot 7
Michael Leunig (1945- ) Australia
Felix 1998
Etching ed 75/85, with museum glass
36 x 29cm (plate)
39 x 34cm (sight)
72 x 61cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Edition title signed below plate
Estimate $400 - $500

SOLD

Lot 8 #
Chen Ping (1962- arr 1994) Australia
To the Square 2003
Oil on canvas
60 x 90cm (stretcher)
80 x 110cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Exhibited Salamanca Collection
Estimate $2,500 - $3,500

SOLD

Lot 9
Katherine Cooper
Autumn Watch Flame Robin, Waterworks Road Dynnyrne 2009
Gouache on clayboard
64 x 100cm (sight)
96 x 130m (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Exhibited Salamanca Collection
Estimate $1,800 - $2,200

SOLD

Lot 10
Alisdair Gordon (1931, arr Aust 1980-) Scotland, Australia
Green Glass
Engraved Glass, Intaglio Process
15 x 12 x 12cm
Condition Excellent
Private Collection Hobart: Beaver Galleries, Canberra
Exhibited Beaver Galleries: Canberra
Estimate $10,000 - $12,000

Catalogue Details

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1931. Alasdair graduated - Dip. Design & Crafts from Edinburgh College of Art in 1957, specialising in glass engraving under Helen Monroe-Turner. Moving to Norway, at Hadelands Glassworks, Alasdair gained practical experience and researched new engraving techniques with designers Willy Johansen, Severin Brorby and Arne Jon Jutrem.
In 1973, returned to Scotland establishing a studio with Strathearn Glass Company, Perthshire. Most of the work was of a commission nature including gifts to the Norwegian Royal Family.
Invited in 1979, for Western Australia’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations, Alasdair fell in love with the place. The family emigrated there and in 1980 they established The Gordon Studio situated in Fremantle. Initially, producing architectural and commercial commissions in addition to their own work. Alasdair has exhibited nationally and overseas, and his commissioned work includes many pieces for presentation to Royalty, public and corporate bodies. The Studio is now involved almost exclusively, with one-off art works.
Alasdair now concentrates on the ancient art of Cameo Glass, which starts with a specially blown vessel ‘blank’ (with several layers of glass, each of a different colour) Using an engraving wheel, portions of the outer layers are slowly and selectively carved back to reveal a multi-coloured design standing proud of the surface. The effect is something like a finely carved ivory tableau against a subtle translucent coloured glass background. “My own brass engraving lathe, which I use with pleasure an a daily basis, was manufactured in Blottendorf, Bohemia around 1870. It seems probable it arrived in Sydney about 1880 along with one of several prominent glass engravers from England. It came into my possession in 1995.”

Lot 11
French School
(Reclining Nude) c.1900
Oil on board
57 x 43cm (sight)
78 x 64cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Private collection Hobart; Masterpiece Gallery
Estimate $1,200 - $1,300

SOLD

Lot 12
Dale Richards (1951- ), Australia
Punch in a Boat 1998
Oil on board
61 x 91cm (board)
82 x 113cm (frame)
Condition Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Private Collection Hobart: Despard Gallery
Exhibited Despard Gallery
Estimate $3,000 - $4,000

SOLD

Lot 13
Dale Richards (1951- ) Australia
Lake Country 1995
Oil on paper
61 x 92cm (sight)
87 x 114cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Titled, signed lower right, below image
Private Collection Hobart: Despard Gallery
Estimate $3,000 - $4,000

Lot 14
Everle
(Angels) 1984
Lithograph ed 25/40
58 x 48cm (sight), 81 x 68cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Signed and dated on plate lower left, edition title signed lower right below plate, blind studio stamp lower left 'atelier litho la bete a cornes'
Estimate $300 - $400

Lot 15
Featherston (1950-1972) Australia
Dining Chair x 4 c.1975
82 x 51 x 43cm
Condition Excellent
Estimate $900 - $1,200

Catalogue Details

Yellow: back original, seat refurbished
White: back original, seat refurbished, frame touch rewelded
Red: back original, seat refurbished
Brown: back refurbished, seat refurbished

SOLD

Lot 16
Stephen Lees (1954- ) Australia
Hiba Falls
Oil on linen
51 x 56cm (stretcher)
73 x 78cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Private Collection Hobart: Despard Gallery
Exhibited Despard Gallery
Estimate $5,000 - $6,000

Lot 17
Stephen Lees (1954- ) Australia
Plateau
Oil on linen
51 x 56cm (stretcher)
73 x 78cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Private Collection Hobart: Despard Gallery
Exhibited Despard Gallery
Estimate $5,000 - $6,000

Lot 18
Patrick Hall
What Vegetable Is That? 1993
Lino Print ed 9/23
32 x 31cm (sight)
45 x 44cm (framed)
Condition Excellent
Signed and dated lower right
Private Collection Hobart
Estimate $250 - $300

SOLD

Lot 19
Robert Holcombe (1945- ) Australia
Barmah Forest Broken Creek East Bank 1993
Oil on paper
49 x 32cm (sight)
74 x 56cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Titled lower left, signed dated lower right
Estimate $500 - $600

Lot 20
Robert Ullmann
(Pelican) 1991
Watercolour and crayon on paper
42 x 65cm (sight)
63 x 83cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Private collection Sydney; Colville Gallery Hobart
Estimate $300 - $400

Lot 21
Stephen Walker (1927-2014) Australia
(Three Herons) 1987
Bronze
144 x 92 x 52cm
Condition Excellent
Signed & dated lower right
Estimate $13,000 - $15,000

Catalogue Details

Born Melbourne and studied at RMIT, Walker came to Hobart 1947. Typical of the period he went overseas for further experience and studied under Henry Moore and further in Italy working in two Italian sculptural foundries between 1953 and 1970 before returning home and establishing his home and own foundry at Campania. He pioneered a unique method of mould heating for the lost wax process that enabled him to produce large scale sculptures very economically. Walker has created a unique presence of major public works predominately in Hobart however it is very rare to have available a work of a smaller scale and also to have one available for acquisition.
A selection of major public commissions since 1969 include
Westpac Fountain Sculpture 'Tidal Pools Sydney 1970, relocated to lower Sandy Bay 2013
Entrance Façade, CBA, Martin Place, Sydney 1970
Antipodean Voyage, French Memorial fountain, Huon Pine, Botanical Gardens Hobart, 1972
Justice, Façade, Supreme Court Building, Hobart 1973
Journey to the Southlands fountain Salamanca Square 1977
The Tank Stream Fountain, Circular Quay, Sydney 1981
Antarctic Tableau, Reserve Bank Macquarie Street, Hobart 1984
The Tasman Fountain, Salamanca Place Hobart 1988
Australian Coat of Arms, Dept Foreign Affairs Canberra 1996
The Australian Stockman Royal Melbourne Showgrounds 1996
Bernacchi Tribute Victoria Dock, Hobart 2002
Many of these works are classified under National Heritage Register. Living close to Hobart and the connections to the Southern Ocean and Antarctic along with his love of birds and marine life, saw many of the works encompass natural studies of fauna.

Lot 22
Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
(Shipwreck with Survivors Ashore)
Oil on board
23 x 41cm (board)
33 x 52cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
1983 restored by Romek Pachuki, reguilded frame Karl Piaschek, signed lower left
Estate Dr Jim Cartledge, Hobart: Masterpiece Gallery
Haughton Forrest Exhibition, Masterpiece Gallery 1987
Estimate $5,000 - $7,000

SOLD

Lot 23
Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
Mt. Wellington
Oil on board
23 x 41cm (board)
33 x 52cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
1983 restored by Romek Pachuki, reguilded frame Karl Piaschek, signed lower left
Estate Dr Jim Cartledge, Hobart: Masterpiece Gallery
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Catalogue Number L13 'Mt. Wellington' 1926, Masterpiece Gallery Haughton Forrest 1987, Masterpiece Gallery Hobart 'Old Farm Mt. Wellington' 1984
Estimate $10,000 - $14,000

SOLD

Lot 24
Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
Nile River, Tasmania
Oil on board
30.5 x 45.5cm (sight)
50 x 66cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Estate Dr Jim Cartledge, Hobart; Masterpiece Gallery
Haughton Forrest Exhibition, Masterpiece Gallery 1987
Estimate $9,000- $12,000

SOLD

Lot 25
Kevin Lincoln (1941- ) Australia
Table 1976
Oil on canvas
76 x 85cm (stretcher)
78 x 87cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Signed and dated lower left, titled lower center
Estate Dr Jim Cartledge, Hobart
Estimate $4,000 - $5,000