Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
Mackey’s Camp, Tasmania
Oil on academy board
58.5 x 44cm (sight)
103 x 91cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Private Collection Hobart; Masterpiece Gallery
Estimate $28,000 - $38,000

Catalogue Details

This painting depicts a settler's camp adjacent to land granted to Haughton Forrest in 1876 before he emigrated to Tasmania from his address in The Strand, London. He immediately sold the grant because it was clear that it would require effort and substantial capital to develop. The new owner subsequently opened what became the leading tin mine in Australia. The painting is of a mining scene and is said to be at Brisies Mine on Cascade River below Brisies Dam, with the scene depicting tarring of water pipes used for sluicing tin.
Forrest painted most of his inaccessible depictions in the Tasmanian wilderness, from photographs taken by Beattie. The Beattie photograph (entitled Camp Maestris, Mount Dundas (State Library Tasmania) presently held by the State Library Tasmania. Haughton Forrest painted more than one version of Mackey’s Camp, an very close version is depicted in colour plate 32, George Deas Brown Haughton Forrest 1982 Malakoff Fine Art Press, p155.
Colville Gallery is grateful to acknowledge the research and involvement of Geoff Ayling, Principal Researcher, of The Forrest Project, for their work is establishing a credible and credited database specifically cataloguing the works of this important Tasmanian artist.


Haughton Forrest (1826 - 1925)
Narcissus River, Lake St. Clair
Oil on board
31 x 46cm
Signed lower left
Condition Excellent
Estimate $14,000 - $18,000


Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
On the Medway
Oil on board
30 cx 46cm (sight) 44 x 60cm (fr)
Signed lower right
Condition Excellent
Private collection Tas; Masterpiece Gallery; Sotheby's Aust & International Art Auction, Melb 21 Nov 2006 Lot 166
Estimate $12,000 - $15,000


Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
Disabled Ship Off Scottish Coast
Oil on board
29 x 44.5cm (sight) 46 x 62cm (fr)
Signed lower right
Condition Excellent
Private collection Tas; Masterpiece Gallery
Estimate $8,000 - $10,000

Sold Hammer Price $6,000


Haughton Forrest (1826-1925)
(Ships in a Storm)
Oil on board
Signed lower right
Condition Excellent
Geoffrey M. Ayling, Ian (Malik) Smith et al, Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) (vol. 1 & 2), 3nd Edition, (The Forrest Project, 2016), vol. 1: p. 140, vol. 2: p. 100. Catalogue no. HF2.3.139
Estimate $8,000 - $10,000