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Historical Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings

Historical Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings

Over the last 30 years we have held over 40 exhibitions of Early Australian Watercolours and Drawings and Early Australian Paintings.  Many of these works have been bought by public collections including The National Maritime Museum; National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria; State Library of New South Wales; National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of New South Wales; War Memorial, Canberra; University collections and Regional galleries.  Sometimes the best works are still available at the end of the exhibitiion.  I recently sold an Arthur Streeton watercolour of Sydney Harbour, 1896 to the Art Gallery of NSW.  It had been wrapped up in the stock room ever I showed it in 1988 !

Here are some other treasures from the stockroom

Illustrated  William Strutt Study of Robert O'Hara Burke






Bush Road near Melbourne  c1860

William Strutt
Bush Road near Melbourne c1860

Five separate studies mounted on blue paper
Pencil with traces of watercolour
Largest 14 x 8 cm, smallest 4 x 8 cm

$5,500

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Hampton Beach  c1870

W. H. Gibbs
Hampton Beach c1870

Watercolour
21.5 x 36.7 cm

$1,450

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The Sir Hercules Colt c1867

Richard Wingfield Stuart
The Sir Hercules Colt c1867

Pencil and watercolour
18.5 x 25.3 cm

$14,000

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Cattle Drovers  c1882

Harold Brees
Cattle Drovers c1882

Watercolour
51.5 x 75 cm

$7,500

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Lighthouse, Sydney Heads  c1890s

G. V. F. Mann
Lighthouse, Sydney Heads c1890s

and
Watsons Bay c1890s
Watercolour
16.5 x 26.7 cm each

 

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Watsons Bay c1890s

G. V. F. Mann
Watsons Bay c1890s

together with Lighthouse, Sydney Heads  c1890s

Watercolour
16.5 x 26.7 cm each

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