Famous Australian artists works enhance heritage auction venue

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 17th April, 2015

The view from the turret of the original 1890s large Victorian heritage listed homestead at 607-609 Riversdale Road, Camberwell is amazing.

From there, you can see Melbourne city centre and Port Phillip Bay.

This is the venue for Glenelg Auctions latest sale – from 11am on Sunday April 26.

Auctioneer Brian O’Halloran says a major highlight of the auction is the range of paintings by famous Australian artists.

“These include Sidney Nolan, Charles Blackman, Albert Tucker, Arthur, David and Jamie Boyd, John Perceval, Albert Namatjira, John Olsen, Walter Withers, James Alfred Turner and Cumbrae Stewart,” he said.

Some of the more notable works include Pro Hart's Country Races and Looking over the Fence Broken Hill 1983, Turnere's By A Stream and View from the Heads, Sidney Nolan's Flying, David Boyd's Playing with Cockatoo & Wombat, Hugh Sawrey's Pub Scene and Walter Withers' After the Storm Eltham.

The auction also features a collection of Asian art including nine watercolours by a world-renowned Chinese artist, Chinese scrolls and Japanese prints.

Auction furniture includes an 1850s five-leg, four-leaf Scottish mahogany dining table, chairs, display cabinets, chests and card tables.

Other items bound to interest auction goers include a range of superb porcelain, Australian pottery, antique clocks, rugs, lights and garden furniture.

The auction also contains sterling silver, ivory (including a Ming dynasty Lohan monk), jade, jewellery and Asian Buddhas and bronzes.


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