Australian and International Fine Art Auction
6pm Monday 5 March

Lot 51
David Milne (1946- arr 1966) Scottish, Australia
Grain Fields of Plenty on the earth, Deep inside, mineral birth 2007
Acrylic on Irish linen
183 x 183cm
Condition Excellent
Private collection Hobart; Artistry Galleries, Melbourne
Artistry Galleries, Melboourne David Milne Modern Alchemy 2007 p15 (illust)
Estimate $9,000 - $12,000

Catalogue Details

Originally trained National Art College, Sydney Tech, David has worked as a painter and a restorer over many decades. Since relocating back to Melbourne in 1971 he has had over 25 solo exhibition in Melbourne, Italy and China and has work shown in group exhibitions including the Australian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan 1990 and the Australian Trade Gallery, Wanchi, China 19991

Lot 52
David Milne (1946- arr 1966) Scottish, Australia
The Modern Alchemists IV 2009
Acrylic on linen
Triptych 152.5 x 96.5cm (panel) x3
Condition Excellent
Private collection Hobart; Commiissioned from Artists studio, Swan Street, Melbourne
Estimate $20,000 - $25,000

Lot 53
David Milne (1946- arr 1966) Scottish, Australia
Traffic Lights
152 x 182cm
Estimate $6,000 - $8,000

Lot 54
William (Bill) Coleman (1923-93) Australia
Winter Sailing
Oil on board
59.5 x 79.5cm
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Leonard Joels Fine Art Auction 26/3/2007 (41)
Estimate $10,000 - $12,000

Lot 55
Pansy Napangardi (c1945- ) Australia
Pikalli (Snake) Dreaming 2004
Acrylic on Belgian Linen
125 x 190cm
Condition Excellent
Private collection Hobart; Art Mob, Hobart
Estimate $8,000 - $10,000

Catalogue Details

This painting depicts the artist’s father’s country (Warlpiri). It features two Water Serpents. Legend has it, one became territorial over its place and bit the intruder. Thiis started a battle that created a large clay pan plain. The commotion made a big noise that interrupted a women’s ceremony and all the women came to watch the two snakes fight it out. The oval shapes are the female snake’s eggs.
This work was a pivotal work from a sell out exhibition.
Luritja artist, Pansy Napangardi was born about 1945, growing up on a mission settlement at Haasts Bluff in Central Australia, moving to Alice Springs in 1989. Her work gives voice to her traditional beliefs and are remarkable in their use of colour with blues, pinks and greens.
Her work has been exhibited at the 1988 Brisbane Expo, as well as solo exhibitions including Sydney Opera House 1998 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi 1998, 2004, Melbourne, and featured in numerous group exhibitions including ‘Mythscapes’ National Gallery Victoria 1989, ‘Karnta’ New South Wales Art Gallery, Sydney 1991 and ‘Papunya Tula: Genesis & Genius’ 2000, United Nations Exhibition, New York 1999, Galerie DAD, France 2004, ‘Dreaming Their Way’ National Museum Women in the Arts, Washington DC 2006, Papunya Paintings’ National Museum Canberra 2007.
In 1989 Pansy won the 6th National Aboriginal Art Award and in 1993 won the Northern Territory Art Award.

Lot 56
Minnie Pwerle (1922 - 2006) After
Body Paint 2013
Rug Ed 18/75
200 x 300cm
Condition Excellent
Private collection Hobart; Dacou Gallery, Melbourne
Dacou Gallery has authorised artwork by Minnie Pwerle to be used for a limited edition range of rugs in a unique collaboration between Minnie Pwerle (now deceased) Designer Rugs and Fred Torres (grandson)
Estimate $5,000 - $7,000

Lot 57 #
David Milne (1946 - arr 1966) Scottish, Australia
(Liverpool St) Triptych 2014
168 x 112cm (per panel)
Condition Excellent
Estimate $15,000 - $18,000

Lot 58
Walter Withers (1854 - 1914) Britain, Australia
Rural Landscape
Oil on canvas on board
36 x 49cm (board)
50 x 62cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Label verso University of Tasmania Fine Art Collection, Hobart, inscribed with artist, title Collection Loan, Accession Number LUT 1992/55; Label verso Carat Framing Studio, Edfern
Estimate $20,000 - $24,000

Lot 59
John Peter Russell (1858 - 1930) Australia
Portrait of Dr R. Russell Jones of Sydney c.1903
Oil on panel
23 x 19cm (panel)
37 x 32cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Painted at Belle Ile, Brittany. Certificate of authenticity signed by John Russell Jones verso; Label with details and numbered 89140 verso; Label inscribed 'Inward Load University of Tasmania LUT 1992.53' verso
Christies, Australia Pictures, Melbourne 25/8/1992 #72
Estimate $25,000 - $30,000

Catalogue Details

Certificate of authenticity attached verso ‘Portrait of Dr. R Russell Jones of Sydney/ (Nephew of the artist)/This oil painting on wood panel, approx. 9” x 7 ½”/….my grand uncle on the island of/ …Ile off the coast of Brittany. It is/ portrait of my father, who had left Austrralia/ to study medicine in England./ John Russell Jones/ 155 Belmane Road/ Randwick N.S.W.’

Lot 60
John Glover (1767 - 1849) Britain, Australia
Kenilworth c.1850
Pencil on paper
10.5 x 18cm (sheet)
29 x 39cm (fr)
Condition Fair
Inscribed title lower right below sheet
Estimate $400 - $600

Lot 61
John Mather (1848 - 1916) Scotland, Australia
(Foreshore) 1909
Watercolour
21 x 30cm (sight)
32 x 42cm (fr)
Condition Fair
Signed & dated lower right
Inscribed verso Mr R Lewis Parker
Estimate $600 - $800

Lot 62
William Thomas Lyttleton (1786?-1839)
Panshanger 1835
Two colour lithograph
44 x 61cm (sight)
56 x 75cm (fr)
Condition Good
Inscibed title verso
Estimate $800 - $1,000

Catalogue Details

One of three know lithographs depicting ‘Panshanger’ County of Somerset V.D.L, Seat of Joseph Archer Esq, the other 2 being drawn by George Franklin c1837 and L.Haghe. See Clifford Craig The Engravers of Van Dieman’s Land, Tasmanian Historical Research Association 1961 p 89, 90: Old Tasmanian Prints Prepared in Great Britain, Europe and on the Mainland of Australia, Foot and Playsted, Launceston 1964 p.268, 272

SOLD

Lot 63
J Nixon Gee
Evening West Tamar
Watercolour
25 x 35cm (sight)
49 x 58cm (fr)
Condition Good
Signed lower right, inscribed title verso
Estimate $200 - $300

Lot 64
J Nixon Gee
Towards Mt Inch, Summer Evening, Longford
Watercolour
26 x 36cm (sight)
48 x 57cm (fr)
Condition Good
Signed lower right, inscribed title verso
Estimate $200 - $300

Lot 65
Geoff Dyer (1947 - ) Australia
(River Reflections)
Watercolour & Gouache
73 x 53cm (sight)
101 x 80cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Estimate $3,000 - $5,000

Lot 66
Christine Forysth
(Cascade Brewery, Hobart)
Etching Ed 10/50
44 x 27cm (plate)
58 x 40cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left below plate
Estimate $150 - $250

SOLD

Lot 67
Lionel Lindsay (1874-1961 ) Australia
(Village Square)
Etching no 12
18 x 13.5cm (plate)
20 x 15cm (sight)
48 x 40cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left below plate
Estimate $100 - $200

SOLD

Lot 68
Lionel Lindsay (1874-1961 ) Australia
The Zecodover Gate Toledo 1926
Etching no 10
29.5 x 19cm (plate)
32 x 22cm (sight)
58 x 44cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left below plate
Estimate $200 - $300

Lot 69
Curzona Frances Louise (Lily) Allport (1860-1949) Aust, Britain, Europe
Street Merchant Paris c.1928
Linocut, printed in colour from multiple blocks
18.5 x 23.5cm (plate)
20 x 24cm (sight)
40 x 44cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right below plate, inscribed title verso
Estimate $1,200 - $1,500

SOLD

Lot 70
Bill Mearns
Ketches Near Raminea in S Tasmaia c. 1895
Watercolour
34 x 50cm (sight) 60 x 75cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed & title lower left
Estimate $400 - $600

Lot 71
Bill Mearns
Tall Ships Leaving the Derwent
Watercolour
35 x 50cm (sight)
60 x 75cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed & titled lower right
Estimate $400 - $600

Lot 72
Peter Hiller (1939 - ) Australia
(Sailing on the Derwent)
Acrylic on canvas
76 x 102cm
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Estimate $600 - $700

SOLD

Lot 73
Peter Glover (1952 - ) Australia
(Sheltered Bay)
Oil on canvas
51 x 91cm (stretcher)
65 x 105cm
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Estimate $400 - $600

SOLD

Lot 74
Robert Philip Hines
(Estuary Scene)
Oil on canvas
87 x 118cm (stretcher)
103 x 134cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Estimate $600 - $800

Lot 75
William Dunn Knox (1880-1945) Australia
St John's Church, Heidelburg
Oil on board
34 x 43cm (sight)
55 x 64cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Inscibed verso 'William Dunn Knox/ St John's Church/ Heidelburg/ (Church of England off Burgundy St/ National Trust Classification B)
Dr Joseph Brown, Melbourne
Estimate $5,500 - $7,500