August 27th 2018 Auction

Lot 79
Haughton Forrest ( 1826-1925) Australia
(Pilot Boat Out of Ramsgate)
Oil on canvas
46 x 76cm (stretcher)
71 x 101cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed with initials lower left

Catalogue Details

Haughton Forrest (1826-1925), artist, was born France, and his family forced to flee to Jersey, England, on the commencement of the French revolution in 1830. Haughton was subsequently educated in Jamaica, where his father had extensive sugar plantations, and at a military college at Wiesbaden, Germany. From 1858 Forrest’s life was spent on the Isles of Wight and Man and in southern England where he spent much time yachting and painting marine subjects, some of which were reputedly commissioned by the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII).
In 1875 Forrest took up a grant of sixty acres (24 ha) in Parana, southern Brazil, but finding conditions unsuitable returned to London. Next year he migrated with his family to take up a grant of 100 acres (40 ha) in north-eastern Tasmania. Later he moved to Sorell where he obtained municipal appointments as bailiff of crown lands and also superintendent of police. in 1881 he moved to Wellington Hamlets, near Hobart.
Forrest spent the rest of his life after 1881 fully devoted to his art, painting many fine marine subjects and landscapes. His output, which spanned some seventy years, and varied from small oils, painted on board, to large canvases. The marine paintings were usually of stormy scenes in which the vessels were meticulously detailed and the foam-crested breakers remarkably green and translucent. By contrast, his landscapes were peaceful, with mystical backgrounds of hazy blue or purple mountains. In 1899 Forrest's views of Mount Wellington and Hobart, in conjunction with the photographs of J.W.Beattie formed the first set of pictorial stamps produced in Australia..
Forrest died on 20 January 1925 at Melton Mowbray.


Estimate $24,000 - $28,000

Lot 80
Haughton Forrest ( 1826-1925) Australia
Pulpit Rock
Oil on board
31 x 46.6cm (board)
48 x 63cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left, Inscribed verso The Derwent Above Boyer

Catalogue Details

Haughton Forrest (1826-1925), artist, was born France, and his family forced to flee to Jersey, England, on the commencement of the French revolution in 1830. Haughton was subsequently educated in Jamaica, where his father had extensive sugar plantations, and at a military college at Wiesbaden, Germany. From 1858 Forrest’s life was spent on the Isles of Wight and Man and in southern England where he spent much time yachting and painting marine subjects, some of which were reputedly commissioned by the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII).
In 1875 Forrest took up a grant of sixty acres (24 ha) in Parana, southern Brazil, but finding conditions unsuitable returned to London. Next year he migrated with his family to take up a grant of 100 acres (40 ha) in north-eastern Tasmania. Later he moved to Sorell where he obtained municipal appointments as bailiff of crown lands and also superintendent of police. in 1881 he moved to Wellington Hamlets, near Hobart.
Forrest spent the rest of his life after 1881 fully devoted to his art, painting many fine marine subjects and landscapes. His output, which spanned some seventy years, and varied from small oils, painted on board, to large canvases. The marine paintings were usually of stormy scenes in which the vessels were meticulously detailed and the foam-crested breakers remarkably green and translucent. By contrast, his landscapes were peaceful, with mystical backgrounds of hazy blue or purple mountains. In 1899 Forrest's views of Mount Wellington and Hobart, in conjunction with the photographs of J.W.Beattie formed the first set of pictorial stamps produced in Australia..
Forrest died on 20 January 1925 at Melton Mowbray.


Estimate $13,000 - $15,000

SOLD

Previous Auctions

Lot 22
Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
(Shipwreck with Survivors Ashore)
Oil on board
23 x 41cm (board)
33 x 52cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
1983 restored by Romek Pachuki, reguilded frame Karl Piaschek, signed lower left
Estate Dr Jim Cartledge, Hobart: Masterpiece Gallery
Haughton Forrest Exhibition, Masterpiece Gallery 1987
Estimate $5,000 - $7,000

SOLD

Lot 23
Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
Mt. Wellington
Oil on board
23 x 41cm (board)
33 x 52cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
1983 restored by Romek Pachuki, reguilded frame Karl Piaschek, signed lower left
Estate Dr Jim Cartledge, Hobart: Masterpiece Gallery
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Catalogue Number L13 'Mt. Wellington' 1926, Masterpiece Gallery Haughton Forrest 1987, Masterpiece Gallery Hobart 'Old Farm Mt. Wellington' 1984
Estimate $10,000 - $14,000

SOLD

Lot 24
Haughton Forrest (1826-1925) Australia
Nile River, Tasmania
Oil on board
30.5 x 45.5cm (sight)
50 x 66cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Estate Dr Jim Cartledge, Hobart; Masterpiece Gallery
Haughton Forrest Exhibition, Masterpiece Gallery 1987
Estimate $9,000- $12,000

SOLD

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

SOLD