Australian and International Fine Art Auction
Monday 27th August, 6pm

Lot 76
Benjamin Edwin Minns (1864-1937) Australia
(Cottage in the Mountains) 1920
Watercolour
33 x 33cm (sight)
58 x 58cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed & dated lower right

Catalogue Details

Benjamin Edwin Minns (1863-1937), watercolourist and black-and-white artist. At 17, , Minns went to Sydney where he met Charles Conder , studied at Sydney Technical College and Art Society of New South Wales, and had lessons from Julian Ashton, an accomplished plein air painter, also joined the society's Sketch Club with Ashton, Phil May and Nerli.
In 1895 Minns and his wife went to England, sketching in England and France, and exhibited successfully at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in London, and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (New Salon) in Paris.
Minns returned to Australia in 1915 and exhibitions in the early 1920s of watercolours in Sydney and Melbourne won him recognition as one of Australia's foremost watercolourists. His usual signature was B. E. Minns. He was a founder in 1924 and first president (until 1937) of the Australian Water-Colour Institute. He was also a member of the Society of Artists, Sydney, and with Lambert and Longstaff was among the artists commissioned by the Art Gallery in 1928 to paint a self-portrait.


Estimate $1,200 - $1,400

Lot 77
Vera Whitesides (1886-1941) Australia
(Old Woman) Tired From Reading 1914
Watercolour
22 x 16cm (sight)
46 x 35cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed & dated lower left

Catalogue Details

Painter of portraits, miniatures, watercolours, china also woodcarver. Born Vera Lindsay Whitesides at Oatlands, where her father was manager of the Commercial Bank of Tasmania. Lost her hearing at the age of 7, and with other family and freiends was educated by a series of governesses, of whom a Miss Glover may have encouraged her in painting and drawing. The family moved to Hobart in 1896.
Studied under Benjamin Sheppard and Lucien Dechaineux at the Hobart Technical College 1909-19. Received commissions to paint miniatures including two governors sire Francis Newdegate and Sir William Allardyce. Ceased painting in 1931 possibly due to failing eyesight.


Estimate $700 - $900

Lot 78
William Blundell ( )Australia
(Cremorne Point) After Arthur Streeton 1998
Oil on panel
27 x 14cm (panel)
51 x 35cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Estimate $500 - $700

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 $14,000 - $16,000

Lot 81
Sir Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) Australia
(Hampstead Heath)
Pencil
18 x 32cm (sight)
45 x 51cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Inscribed lower left 'Sir A Streeton/ Coll: Streeton Family/ Coll: Harold Day/ Prov Deutscher Gallery/ N.London'
Estimate $2,200 - $2,500

Lot 82
Isabel Oldham (1864-1968) Australia
(Old Buildings Waterworks) c. 1937
Watercolour
33 x 26cm (sight)
60 x 51cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Exhibited 1937 (10)
Estimate $1,100 - $1,300

Lot 83
William Charles Piguenit (1836-1914)
Morning Mists on the Conway North Wales 1909
Watercolour
25 x 41cm (sight)
52 x 66cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left.
Verso Label Angus & Robertson Sydney; Rosemary McDonald Conservation Label 2005

Catalogue Details

William Charles Piguenit (1836-1914), was the first Australian born ‘professional artist’
Born Hobart he received some lessons from Frank Dunnett, a Scottish painter. From 1850 he was a draftsman in the Survey Office and in 1867 he published six lithographic plates in The Salmon Ponds and Vicinity, New Norfolk. In 1872 he resigned from the Survey Office to devote himself to landscape painting and in 1874 travelled on foot to the Gordon River and painted the Arthur Range, Lake Pedder and Hell's Gates, in 1887 the government bought six of his works on the western highlands, now in the Hobart Art Gallery.
In 1875 Piguenit had moved to Sydney and contributed to exhibitions at the New South Wales Academy of Arts and held a one-man exhibition.
An enthusiastic explorer, he travelled widely looking for natural scenery, where he had 'the first opportunity of illustrating our mountain scenery from the points where it can be studied to the best advantage, from the bottom of the gorges instead of the summit of the ranges'.
He visited the Clarence River and the south coast of New South Wales and among other excursions went to the Tasmanian west coast and Lake St Clair in 1887.
In 1898 and 1900 Piguenit visited Europe and his work was included in the exhibition of Australian Art at the Grafton Galleries in London and the Paris Salon. In 1902 the New South Wales government commissioned him to paint Mount Kosciusko for £175 and £25 expenses. The first Australian-born artist of note, he delighted in mountain scenery and often chose dramatic subjects for his painting. In 1901 one of his finest canvases, 'Thunderstorm on the Darling' won the Wynne prize, Sydney; he also won several gold medals for his careful and sensitive observation of nature.


Estimate $7,500 - $9,500

Lot 84
Geoff Dyer (1947- ) Australia
Rainforest Fern 1994
Ink & watercolour
100 x 62cm (sight)
125 x 86cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed on verso
Estimate $3,000 - $4,000

Lot 85
Stephen Lees (1954- ) Australia
Opposing Goals 2005
Gouache on board
48 x 47 (sight)
94 x 84cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left
Estimate $2,500 - $3,500

Lot 86
Jamin (Benjamin Kluss) Australia
Get the Girl Kill the Baddies and Save the Entire Planet 2007
Spray enamel on aluminium
180 x 180cm
Condition Excellent
Exhibited Criterion Gallery
Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

Lot 87
Raymond Arnold (1950- ) Australia
I Saw 1995
Etching Ed A/P
79 x 121 cm (sheet)
105 x 147cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower centre
Estimate $2,500 - $3,500

Lot 88
Tiffany Winterbottom ( ) Australia
Pop Culture 2001
Enamel on aluminium
66 x 103cm
Condition Excellent
Signed verso
Exhibited Long Gallery, Salamanca
Estimate $200 - $300

Lot 89
Kathy Arbon (Lower Sothern Arrente/Arabunna) (Australia)
After Maralinga 2000
Oil and desert sand on canvas
95 x 180cm (canvas)
102 x 190cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Exhibited Sydney Olympics Indigenous Art Show
Estimate $1,500 - $2,500

Lot 90
Simryn Gill (1959-) Australia
A Small Town at the Turn of the Century No. 1 1999-2000
Type C Photograph
91.4 x 91.4cm (image)
127 x 127cm (fr)
Exhibited Roslyn Oxley Gallery 9, Sydney 2001
Condition Excellent

Catalogue Details

Simryn Gill was born in Singapore in 1959. She grew up in Port Dickson, Malaysia and now lives and works in Sydney. She has exhibited widely in Australian and internationally including the 5th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey; 'Transculture', 1995 Biennale of Venice; CCA Kitakyushu, Japan; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki 2000. Gill represented Australia in the 2013 Venice Biennale, with the exhibition entitled Here Art Grows on Trees.
'A small town at the turn of the century' 1999-2000 is a series of 39 type C photographs taken by Gill in the town the artist grew up in. The documentation of the people and place of ones past could be highly nostalgic. Added to this is the moment at which Gill chose to document - the turn of the 20th into the 21st century. Such references to time and memory, the past and the present are potent but
Gill has covered each of her subjects' heads with tropical fruit. Rather than being absurd or ironical the head coverings move the images away from being portraits and into the broader realm of context.
Gill's photographic work sits to some extent with that of Tracey Moffatt, Destiny Deacon, and Anne Ferran because of her interest in memory, as well as relating to her instal0lations in concept and content.
Gills work is represented in numerous major institutions including Solomon R Guggenheim Museum NY, Museum of Modern Art NY Tate London, AGNSW, Queensland Art Gallery


Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

Lot 91
John Rowell ( ) Australia
Battery Bridge
Oil on canvas
30 x 39cm (sight)
40 x 50cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left Inscribed title verso
Estimate $300 - $400

Lot 92
Mabel Hookey (1871-1953) Australia
Scene from King's Residence, Grass Tree Hill
Oil on canvas card
31 x 24cm (sight)
53 x 46cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Inscribed title verso. Grass Tree Hill iis at Richmond Tasmania.
Gold frame by Ray Prince
Estimate $2,500 - $3,500

Lot 93
Milan Milojevic (1953- ) Australia
Tree of Birds Version II
Digital print Ed 1/10
106 x 75cm (Print)
136 x 102cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed & dated lower right below plate
Inscribed title below plate
Estimate $1,500 - $2,500

Lot 94 #
Michaye Boulter (1970- ) Australia
Islands in My Mind # 2010
Oil on linen
123 x 153cm
Condition Excellent
Signed lower right
Inscribed title, dated verso
Estimate $8,000 - $10,000

Lot 95
Frank Hinder (1906-92)
Lithographs Frank Hinder, L Roy Davies
3 Books
Condition Excellent
Litho
Estimate $600 - $700

Lot 96
John Glover
John Glover & the Colonial Picturesque
2 Books
Condition Excellent
Estimate $100 - $150

Lot 97
Jack Lindsay
Jack Lindsay Life Rarely Tells
2 Books
Condition Excellent
Estimate $150 - $200

Lot 98
William Moore
The Story of Australian Art
2 Volumes
Condition Very Good
Estimate $200 - $300

Lot 99
Charles Conder, Lewis Morley
Charles Conder The Lithographs The Richard King Collection 2011
1 Book, photo
13 x 18cm signed lower right
Condition Excellent
Soft cover & slip cover, Limited edition of 100, ETT Imprint, includes original photo of 'Barry Humphries at Little Venice 1963' signed by Lewis Morley
Estimate $200 - $300

Lot 100
Robert Emerson Curtis
Building the Bridge 1983
1 Book
Signed by Author, also includes 2 photos attached of the bridge under construction
Condition Excellent
Estimate $300 - $400