* JAMES R. JACKSON (1882-1975) * Autumn Morning, Middle Harbour, Sydney * oil on canvas on board * 48.5 x 58.0 cm * signed lower left: JAMES R JACKSON; inscribed with title and artist's name on original catalogue label verso * Provenance: * Christies, Sydney, 17 August 1999, lot 384 * Private collection, Melbourne * Estimate $4,000-6,000 * Sold for $3,800
The premier brand Deutscher~Menzies conducted its first auction in April 1998. Founded by Rod Menzies and Chris Deutscher, Deutscher~Menzies' arrival on the local stage was perceived as a bold and brave step that would see them compete with a long established Australian art auction scene.
JOHN PERCEVAL (1923-2000) Wheat Farmer oil on canvas 20.0 x 25.5 cm signed lower left: Perceval signed and inscribed verso: Wheat/ Farmer/ Perceval/ AO Provenance: Private collection, Melbourne Estimate: $2,500 - 3,500 Result Hammer: $3,200
Tommy Watson, Iyaarka - by Marie Geissler BSc - Tommy Watson is a senior Pitjantjatjarra elder, who was born around 1935 at Anamarapiti, a homeland 44 kilometres west of the present day community of Irrunytju in Western Australia. Before beginning to paint in 2002 for Irrunytju Arts, he spent a period in his twenties working as a stockman in the deserts around Mount Ebenezer, 200 kilometres east of Ayres Rock....
State of the Art - by Cameron Menzies, Head of Art, South Region - Following an enthusiastic response from consignors over the summer period, it gives me a great deal of pleasure to present the 283 works which form Lawson-Menzies’ first offering, and the first test of the Australian secondary art market, for 2014.