Australian and International Fine Art Auction
Monday 11th November

Lot 1
Luke Wagner (1962- ) Australia
So Close 2004
Oil on linen
28 x 28cm (stretcher) 36 x 36cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed, title, date verso
Exhibited Salamanca Collection
Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot 2
Luke Wagner (1962- ) Australia
Cliff Top 1 2002
Oil on linen
89 x 89cm (stretcher 116 x 116cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Exhibited Salamanca Collection Essence 2003 Cat no 6, 2003
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Lot 3
Patricia Piccinini (1965- ) Australia
(The Bottom-Feeder with Two Girls) 2009
Poster
58 x 63cm (image) 60 x 85cm (sheet)
Condition Excellent, small tear on side
Printed with artists name and date lower right
Provenance From Artists studio
Estimate: $300 - $500

Lot 4
Judith Englert-Shead (1949-2007) Australia
Venus Brass
14 x 9 x 7cm
Condition Excellent
Artists stamp on base
Estimate: $350 - $450

Lot 5
Dorothy Stoner (1904-92) Australia
Flowers (Brown Jug)
Oil on paper
50 x 42cm (sight) 72 x 62cm (mount)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left, inscribed verso FG1762
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500

Lot 6
Dorothy Stoner (1904-92) Australia
Flowers (Red Gum)
Oil on canvas
50 x 48cm (sight) 72 x 69cm (mount)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left, inscribed verso FG1478
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500

Lot 7
John Lendis (1950- ) Britain Australia
Ice on Macquarie Harbour
Oil on canvas
112 x 137cm (stretcher)
Condition Excellent
Exhibited Handmark Gallery
Estimate: $7,500 - $8,500

Lot 8
Tom Samek (1950- ) Europe Australia
Last Supper
Oil on linen
138 x 218cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance From Artists studio
Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000

Catalogue Details

Painter, sculptor, printmaker, mural artist, theatre set designer and film animator.
Born Prague, Czech Republic, coming to Australia in 1971. Lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania.
Extensive exhibition history in Tasmania and around Australia, since 1971. International exhibitions in USA, Switzland, Czech Republic, Japan and Singapore.
Major commissions include Foyer of the Federation Concert Hall ‘Meditation’, Hobart Business Centre, Theatre set designs, community and private murals.
Collections include Australia National Gallery, state and regional galleries, Artbank, corporate and private collections.

Lot 9
Tom Samek (1950- ) Europe Australia
Looking for God
Oil on linen
129 x 157cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Provenance From Artists studio
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Lot 10
Tom Samek (1950- ) Europe Australia
Keys for Eric Wood, paint
60 x 46 x 4cm
Condition Excellent
Provenance From Artists studio
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Lot 11
Tom Samek (1950- ) Europe Australia
Guitar
Wood, metal
100 x 40 x 25cm
Condition Excellent
Working electrical guitar with stand
Provenance From Artists studio
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Lot 12
Tom Samek (1950 - ) Europe Australia
The Hunters Dream
Oil on linen
143 x 95cm
Condition Excellent
Provenance From Artists Studio
Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000

Lot 13
Nicholas Blowers (1972- ) Australia
Lake Gordon Relic II 2017
Oil on canvas
183 x 244cm (stretcher)
Condition Execellent
Signed lower right
Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000

Catalogue Details

Nicholas Blowers (1972- ) Australia Lives and works Hobart.
Glover Prize Highly Commended & People’s Choice Award 2018, 2016
Glover Prize Finalist 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Paddington Prize Winner 2009, 2007
Also Finalist in Archibald, Blake, Waterhouse, Fleruieu Art Awards
Collections including Artbank, Parliament House, Macquarie Bank, KPMG

Lot 14
Manner John Russell (1858-1930) France Australia
Clos Marion
Oil on panel
27 x 22cm (board) 39 x 34cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Inscribed verso frame Artists Label signed and title and inscribed '10731', C9121
Provenance Private collection 25 years; Australian Art Dealer
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Catalogue Details

Among the group of Australians working overseas in the early 20th C included John Peter Russell, Carrington Fox, E Phillips Fox, Longstaff, Hugh Ramsay and Winifred Honey.

Lot 15
Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
Yachts and Schooner Racing at St Malo, Brittany
Oil on canvas
54 x 95cm (sight) 70 x 108cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left, label verso 'Hal from Mother'
Provenance Gifted to Jim Rayner 1970, by descent
Estimate: $20,000 - $24,000

Lot 16
Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
Nile River, Tasmania 1915
Oil on canvas
55 x 68cm (stretcher) 75 x 90cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed and dated lower right
Provenance Horne family Launceston; by descent
Estimate: $16,000 - $18,000

Lot 17
Geoff Dyer (1947- ) Australia
Mount Wellington 1989
Gouache on paper
102 x 70cm (sight) 125 x 95cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Exhibited Bett Gallery
Literature A Tasmanian Perspective: The Art of Geoff Dyer PPierce DSmith Lygate Press 2008, similar work illust p13
Estimate: $16,000 - $18,000

Catalogue Details

From 1980 Geoff began to paint full time and travelled to Europe in 1983 and NY 1985, 86 and 87. From this time he was gaining confidence with gouache on paper and from the mid 1980’s, in oils. He drew inspiration from WC Piguenit’s dark green mosses, translucent waters and scattering of broken logs, and later Constable and Turner. As a child he had grown up in near New Town Rivulet and Fern Tree. Later he would paint in regions behind the Mt Wellington and , as he said, he has spent much of his life “beneath a mountain which is of iconic reference to me’.

Lot 18
David Boyd (1924-2011) Australia Britain France
Butterfly 1973
Oil on canvas
60 x 73cm (stretcher) 80 x 93cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left, dated lower right
Estimate: $14,000 - $16,000

Lot 19
David Boyd (1924-2011) Australia Britain France
Face in the Veil 1966
Oil on board
38 x 47cm (board) 58 x 65cm (fr)
Condition Exellent
Signed dated lower left
Provenance Series Church and State ; Tom Matherson 2006
Estimate: $12,000 - $14,000

Lot 20
Nicholas Blowers (1972- ) Australia
(Hog)
Oil on canvas
110 x 150cm (stretcher)
Condition Excellent
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500

Lot 21
Geoff Dyer (1947- ) Australia
(Misty Landscape)
Watercolour gouache
56 x 75cm (sight) 75 x 92cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Estimate: $3,000 - $3,500

Lot 22
Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia
(South of France)
Oil on canvas on board with pencil
37 x 23cm (sight) 48 x 33cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left, right
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Catalogue Details

First visited Europe 1956-57 Second visit, accompanied by her Aunt Ada departing from Hobart on the Oronsay. Spend some ten months in 1958 mainly in Britain, departing the UK in late 1958 for Melb aboard the Oronsay, returning to Hobart Jan 1959. On the voyage home she painted while the boat was docked in Naples, Marseilles, Gibraltar and Aden.
Third visit most of the time spent painting on the Continent, often in smaller towns, again accompanied by her aunt Ada. They sailed for Europe from Hobart in 1960 and return to Melbourne aboard the Orion later that year.

Lot 23
Wendy Sharpe (1960- ) Australia
Self Portrait 1997
Mixed media on Topographical survey map Werris Creek NSW
82 x 66cm (sight) 68 x 71cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Lot 24
William Lister Lister (1859-1943) Australia
View of the Sea
Oil on linen
87.5 x 132cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Provenance Lawsons Sydney 31/7/2006 Lot#313
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Lot 25 #
Charles Bryant (1883-1937) Australia Britain
Koodooloo, Sydney Harbour c1924
Oil on board
30 x 37cm (sight) 40 x 48cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left, inscribed title date verso
One of two operating car ferries operating before Sydney Harbour Bridge. Original frame.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000