Auction 22nd July 2019

Lot 13
Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia
Girl in Green
c1948
Oil on linen
44 x 33.5cm (stretcher) 53 x 43cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left, label verso inscribed title, date,No18
Provenance Private collection Hobart, Masterpiece Gallery 1987

SOLD

Auction 5th March 2019

Lot 13 #
Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia
(Arum Lillies and Brown Jug)
Oil on board
38 x 38.5cm (sight) 42 x 43cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right

Lot 24 Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia
Geese and Trees
1970
Oil on board
62 x 74cm (sight) 71 x 84cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Exhibited University of Tasmania 2008 - 2018 Exhibited as (Landscape with Birds); Edith Holmes Dorothy Stoner two retrospectives 1983 Cat 69 Illust p 53; Glenorchy Antique Bazaar 1975 Cat 53 exhibited as Abstract: Geese in Flight Art Socity of Tasmania Edith Homes Memorial Exhibition 1974 Cat 23 Geese and Trees; Art Society of Tasmania 88th Annual Exhibition cat 27 Geese and Trees
Provenance Estate Winifred Knight; Label verso UTAS 2008/012 LOAN , Label verso 'Collection Winifred Knight #38, Catalogue compiled for the Knight family 2008 by Rosanna Cameron';
Literature Hendrik Kolenberg Edith Holmes Dorothy Stoner two retrospectives Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 1983 cat 69 p.53 Illust
Signed lower left

SOLD

Catalogue Details

B 1893 Tasmania, in Hobart Edith studied under Lucian Dechaineux and in Sydney at the Julian Ashton School of art, later working with George Lambert and Thea Proctor.
During the 1930’s she held several solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne. However, her first real acceptance came when her work was acclaimed by Rupert Bunny.
In 1956 Edith made her first of three visits to Europe and subsequently saw the influences of Pissarro and Bonnard.
Her principal motifs were places, people and things that she loved, familiar views, family friends, flowers and textiles, Light on the water, sunsets, reflected light and brilliantly lit transparent summery skys.
Notes From H Kolenberg ‘Two Retrospectives Edition Holmes Dorothy Stoner’ TMAG 25 August – 2 October 1983

In March 1970 she was guest artist of Fine Arts Committee UTAS, Man and His Art, a show opened by Lloyd Rees. The 72 works covered retrospectively 1948 – 1970.
Edith had exhibited frequently at The Tasmanian Art Society and in the 88th Annual show in 1972 she exhibited cat#27 ‘Geese and Trees’ cat#28 ‘Sussex’. This was to be the last time she exhibited works prior to her death in 1973.
In March 1974 the Art Society of Tasmania presented Edith Holmes Memorial Exhibition, some 43 works including cat#23 ‘Geese and Trees’. A further selling exhibition was mounted by Chapman Powell Gallery Melbourne in December 1974, and Glenorchy Bazaar October 1975 some 58 works including cat#53 ‘Abstract Geese in Flight’ In Oct 1983, this work was included in TMAG Edith Holmes Dorothy Stoner cat #69 assigned the descriptive title (Geese and Mrs Pitts Wisteria) as donated by the brackets of the title in the catalogue.
This painting, created 1970 after the exhibition Man and His Art UTAS and exhibited in her last exhibition with Art Society of Tasmania, 1972, can be considered the last know painting by this artist.

Auction August 2018

Lot 3
Edith Holmes (1893- 1973) Australia
(Tree in Landscape) early 1940's
46 x 35.5cm (board)
65 x 55cm (fr)
Oil on board
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Similar to Edith Holmes Dorothy Stoner Two Retrospectives cat 33 Summer Landscape Illust p31 from the Dodges Ferry area,
$3,500 - $4,500

Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia
Government House from Cornelian Bay
Oil on canvas
39 x 39 cm (stretcher)
56 x 56 cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left, Artists label verso
Private collection Hobart; Masterppiece Gallery, Hobart 2008, Deutcher Hackett April 2008 (223); Masterpiece Gallery 1986; Art Society Tasmania 1934 (107); Estate Ian Alstregren
A Catalogue Raisonne Edith Holmes 1893-1973 Don & Maggie Row Matroid Publications 2009 Cat 72, p 97
Estimate $5,500 - $7,500

Sold Hammer Price $5,800

Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia
Cherry Blossom in Vase with Chinese Slipper
Oil on board
47 x 62 cm (sight)
67 x 82 (frame)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Private collection Hobart; Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery 2002; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne (labels verso)
A Catalogue Raisonne Edith Holmes 1893-1973 Don & Maggie Row Matroid Publications 2009 Cat 415, p 263
Estimate $5,000 - $6,000

Sold Hammer Price $3,000

Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia
(Mixed bunch with Anemones in a Willow Pattern Vase)
Oil on canvas board
25 x 28 cm (sight)
57 x 58 cm (frame)
Condition Excellent Signed lower left
Private collection Hobart; Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery 2002
A Catalogue Raisonne Edith Holmes 1893-1973 Don & Maggie Row Matroid Publications 2009 Cat 69, p 96
Estimate $4,500 - $5,500

Sold Hammer Price $3,750

Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia
A Flower Study (Daisies)
Oil on canvas board
31 x 39 cm (sight)
63 x 69 cm(frame)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Private collection Hobart; Salamanca Collection, Hobart 1996
Estimate $4,000 - $5,000

Auction May 2017

Lot 28
Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia
Windsor Castle
Oil on canvas on board
65 x 55cm (painting) 84 x 74cm (fr)
Signed lower left
Condition Sound
Private collection; TMAG; Freeman Gallery 6188
Estimate $2,800 - $3,800

Sold Hammer Price $2,600

Lot 35 *
Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia
Country Life
Oil on canvas on boarrd
68 x 44cm (board) 78 x 54cm (fr)
Signed lower left, artist label with title verso
Condition Excellent
Estimate $3,000 - $4,000

Sold Hammer Price $2,800

Lot 70
Edith Holmes (1893-1973)
Bohemian Vase
Oil on board
54 x 46cm (board) 74 x 66cm (Fr)
Signed lower left
Condition Excellent
Estimate $4,000 - $6,000

Sold Hammer Price $4,100

Lot 99 # *
Edith Holmes (1893-1973)
Boats on the River
Oil on canvas laid on card
49 x 39cm (sight) 63 x 53cm (Fr)
Signed lower right
Condition Excellent
Exhibited Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne 1973
Estimate $3,000 - $4,000

Sold Hammer Price $3,400