Australian and International Fine Art Auction
Tuesday 5 March. 2019
Viewing Friday 1 – Monday 4 March

Lot 77
Fred Fullerton (1942- ) Australia
Dromedary
1973
Oil on canvas
41 x 51cm (stretcher) 50 x 59cm (fr)
Condition Very Good
Signed and dated lower right, title verso
Estimate: $100 - $200

SOLD

Catalogue Details

Born England, arrived Australia1949, studied under Carington Smith, D Stoner E Brooker, further studies England 1962-66 study tour France 1963,64,68 and Germany 65 Teacher Tas Ed Depart 1970 including UTAS 1978-88. Exhibited various awards including 1976 Archibald Prize, AGNSW, Glover 2017

Lot 78
Glen Preece (1957- ) Australia
Morning
c1980
Oil on board
60 x 80cm (board) 84 x 101cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left, title verso
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

SOLD

Lot 79
Geoff Dyer (1947- ) Australia
Coopers Creek II
c2004
Gouache
34 x 101cm (sight) 61 x 124cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

SOLD

Lot 80
Andrea Weeks ( ) Australia
Constitution Docks
c2004
Acrylic on card
50 x 125cm (sight) 77 x 152cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signe lower right
Estimate: $400 - $500

Lot 81
James Cant (1911 - 1983)
(Studio Interior)
1934
Pencil
55 x 39cm (sight) 78 x 61cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed and dated lower left
Estimate: $500 - $700

SOLD

Catalogue Details

James Montgomery Cant studied art at Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo’s Saturday morning class, and later at East Sydney Technical College and Julian Ashton’s Sydney Art School. In 1934 he left for London where the modernist artist Roi de Maistre, who had been an early influence in Sydney, introduced him to forward-looking art, artists and galleries.
In 1935-39 Cant produced the most adventurous art of his career. He experimented with the late cubist style of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso and the surrealism of Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte. His most advanced works, however, were his `Found Objects’ and `Constructed Objects’, sculptures and assemblages that he exhibited in London in 1937 and 1938. These were the most avant-garde works of any Australian artist in the first half of the twentieth century. In 1937 Cant exhibited with de Chirico, Max Ernst and Paul Klee. He travelled to France and Spain and met many of the artists whom he admired including Braque, Picasso, Magritte and Joan Mirò.
Cant returned to Sydney in 1939 and next year held a one-man show at the Macquarie Galleries. Enlisting on 9 May 1941 in the Citizen Military Forces, he performed camouflage duties with the Royal Australian Engineers being discharged on 18 May 1944.
In later life he was to declare his religion as surrealist and helped to form the Studio of Realist Art in 1945. Employed by the Australian Museum as a display adviser, Cant also painted arid Australian landscapes and works influenced by Aboriginal art and he produced reconstructions of Oenpelli rock art. In 1949 the Cants accompanied a display of these paintings to London. Remaining there for five years. Back in Australia in 1955, the Cants settled permanently in Adelaide He died 1982. The Art Gallery of South Australia staged a retrospective exhibition of his art in 1984 and a joint exhibition of his art and that of Dora Chapman in 1995. His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia and all mainland State galleries.

Lot 82
Samuel James Marchant (1870-1950) Australia
(Mt Direction from Austins Ferry)
Watercolour, chinese white on card
24 x 34cm (sight) 40 x 52cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot 83
Robert Proctor Beauchamp (1819-1889)
Fisherman's Cottage
c1880
Watercolour
15.5 x 23cm (sight) 37 x 46cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Acquired from Grandson Eastate 1931, reframed Jarmen, Melb
Script from original frame, Jarmen label, Martin McBain Fine Art labels verso

SOLD

Catalogue Details

Robert Proctor Beauchamp (1819 – 1889), pastoralist and artist, settled in Rosevears after time spent in New Zealand, Victoria and Hobart Town. As well as conducting art lessons in Launceston, Beauchamp exhibited widely, showing works in Melbourne, Hobart, and Otago, New Zealand

Lot 84
Peter Walsh (1958-2009) britain, Australia
Untitled
2001
Charcoal and pastel
107 x 79cm (sheet) 125 x 95cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Exhibited Laurain Diggins
Provenance Lauraine Diggins label verso
Signed and dated lower left
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Lot 85
Curzona Frances Louise 'Lily' Allport (1860-1949)
(Rocks at Bicheno, East Coast?)
Watercolour
27 x 38cm (sight) 55 x 65cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Literature M Jameson Miss Lily A Portrait of the artist Curzona Allport Fullers Publishing Hobart 2018 p. 154 (illust)
Signed lower left
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Lot 86
Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) britain Australia
Nile River, Tasmania
1915
Oil on canvas
55.5 x 68cm (stretcher) 78 x 90cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Private collection Lauceston since 1953; prev Horne Family Launceston
Signed and dated lower right
Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000

Catalogue Details

The Nile River was in beautiful country south-east of Launceston, in Northern Tasmania settled by early landowners. This particular scene was highly regarded and the artist painted the scene a number of times.
The section of the South Esk River south of Evandale near the village of "Nile", the painting is an excellent representation of the river at that location which is known locally as "The Nile River".

 

Lot 87
Pro Hart (1928-2006) Australia
(Walking Dog, Mining Town)
Oil on board
Condition Excellent
Exhibited 19.5 x 20.5cm (board) 40 x 40cm (fr)
Signed lower centre, inscribed verso 2304
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Lot 88
Robert and Margot Beck (1948- ) Australia
Brown Volcanic Coffee Set
c1977
Glazed
11 x 10 x 6cm (Creamer)
Condition Excellent
Provenance 6 Cup and saucer, sugar and cream
Signed base RM Beck
Estimate: $200 - $300

Catalogue Details

Robert Beck (1942- ), grandson to Merric and Doris Boyd, nephew to David Boyd, the second son of Henry Hatton Beck and Lucy Beck (nee Boyd), started potting in the mid 1960s with his parents at Murrumbeena, incising his work 'R Beck' or "Beck' . When his parents went to England in 1966, he helped them to establish a pottery in Wandsworth Common for four years. He married Margot (1948- ) in 1970 and in 1971, they set up a pottery in Beaumaris, Melbourne, where his parents had returned to live. The two couples worked closely together over this period, making a range of decorated wares. In 1978 Robert and Margot moved to Cheltenham. As a couple, they painted or incised their work 'R + M Beck'. At the time The Australian Government purchased four of their dinner services which were displayed on a rotating basis in various diplomatic embassies overseas.

Lot 89
Richard Stucley Boden (1947- ) Australia
Reclying Nude
1981
Oil on canvas
48 x 72cm (sight) 70 x 92cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed and dated lower left
Estimate: $500 - $600

SOLD

Lot 90
Louis Kahan (1905 - 2002) Australia
Mother and Child VI
1984
Etching Ed 16/25
33 x 24cm (plate) 56 x 46cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Inscribed title and edition lower left below plate
Signed and dated lower right below plate, signed on plate lower right
Estimate: $300 - $500

Lot 91
Stephen Walker (1927 - 2014) Australia
St. Patricks Plains, Steppes
1987
Ink and wash
24 x 33cm (sight) 45 x 53cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance St Patricks Plains is a property near Sheepyard Hill bordring The Steppes State Reserve
Signed title and dated lower left
Estimate: $400 - $500

SOLD

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 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.
A selection of major public commissions since 1969 include
Westpac Fountain Sculpture 'Tidal Pools Sydney 1970, relocated to lower Sandy Bay 2013
Antipodean Voyage, French Memorial fountain, Huon Pine, Botanical Gardens Hobart, 1972
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
Bernacchi Tribute Victoria Dock, Hobart 2002
Many of these works are classified under National Heritage Register. Living close to Hobart, Walker was an avid sketcher and painter of landscapes as well as maritime birds and coastlines.

Lot 92
Janenne Eaton ( ) Australia
Terra Australis
1994
Colograph and oil on canvas
59 x 42cm (stretcher)
Condition Excellent
Literature Penal Colony Series - Terra Australis, Drill Hall ANU 1976
Signed, title and dated verso
Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Catalogue Details

Lecturer Painting since 1980, Canberra School of Art, Melbourne University
Janenne Eaton’s studies and fieldwork in archaeology have been influential in the direction her artwork has taken since the mid 1980’s. Her artistic explorations acknowledge how individuals and societies are shaped, through time, by historical events, economics, and experiences Through the use of historical markers, digital textual symbols and elements embedded in computer based imaging, her works explore how a new, virtual language. Her practice incorporates painting, photography, installation and video. Janenne's work is represented in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, The National Portrait Gallery, The National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Janet Holmes a Court, BHP Billiton, Lyons House Museum. London NY, Berlin

Lot 93
Timothy Cook (1958- ) Australia
Kulama
2005
Natural orches on linen
91 x 91cm (stretcher)
Condition Excellent
Jilamara NGAWA stamp verso Skin Shark Dance Housefly Cat no 459-05
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Catalogue Details

Timothy Cook, has received numerous awards including National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award 2002 Winner, Special Commendation 2004, 2005. His work has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions across Australia and international in London, Germany including Artbank international touring exhibition 2002-2006 Kiripuranji South Pacific, South East Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America.
The Kulama is performed in the late wet season (March-April) when a ring appears around the moon. Kulama is a traditional initiation for young men which coincides with the harvest of a certain wild yam species. Elders of both sexes sing and dance for three days welcoming the boys into adulthood. The boy is then renamed with his true man’s name.

Lot 94
Raymond Arnold (1950- ) Australia
Forest Spirit - What We Do Not See in the Forest
1976
Screen print diptych Ed AP
90 x 64cm (print) 101 x 73cm (fr) each panel
Condition Excellent
Signed and dated lower right below print
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

SOLD

Catalogue Details

The longer caption on the work refers to an image from a Surrealist journal of the early 20th Century which was based on a René Magritte image. Technically the diptych represented the high point of and, to some extent, marked the end of Arnold’s screen-printing career. It was initially shown in an exhibition in Launceston with sculptural and lighting elements.

Lot 95
Susan Urbanc ( ) Australia
The Watchers Point, Port Arthur
Mixed media
52 x 39cm (sight) 70 x 54cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Artists label verso
Signed lower left
Estimate: $200 - $400

Lot 96
Jenny Young ( ) Australia
Geese at the River at Snug
1993
Watercolour
21 x 11cm (sight) 41 x 30cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance Artists label verso with title
Signed lower left
Estimate: $150 - $250

Lot 97
Max Angus (1914-2016) Australia
Seascape Huon Estuary
Watercolour
75 x 45cm (sight) 85 x 64cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Estimate: $300 - $400

SOLD

Lot 98
Michael Shannon (1927-93) Australia
St Tropez
1951
Watercolour, ink on paper
Condition Excellent
Signed, dated, title lower left and verso
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

SOLD

Lot 99
Alfred G Reynolds ( ) Australia
(Cattle at Creek)
Oil on canvas board
51 x 61cm (board) 62 x 72cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Estimate: $400 - $500

SOLD

Lot 100
Gaye Spencer (1961- ) Australia
Stepping Stones in a Lonely World
1996
Oil on linen
122 x 91
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Lot 101
Gaye Spencer (1961- ) Australia
Journey to the Sea
1995
Oil on linen
92 x 71cm (stretecher) 96 x 75cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Estimate: $600 - $800