SH147 - Ray Hughes A Life with Art - Session I

Auction Details

Monday 14 May 2018 at 6:00pm36–40 Queen Street NSW, Woollahra, Sydney

On View

Thursday 10 May 2018 at 6:00pm - 8:00pmFriday 11 May 2018 at 11:00am - 5:00pmSaturday 12 May 2018 at 11:00am - 5:00pmSunday 13 May 2018 at 11:00am - 5:00pmMonday 14 May 2018 at 10:00am - 2:00pm

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  • 1_1
    LOT 001

    Rosemary Madigan (b. 1926)


    Pair of Female Nudes, 1999

    bent metal and paint, signed and dated on base 'RM, '99 - RH'

    EST.$800 - $1,200Sold for$1,020 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: approx. height 17 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Reference: © Rosemary Madigan/Copyright Agency, 2018
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    LOT 002

    Robert Macpherson (b. 1937)


    Conte A Paris, 1975

    mixed media, conte Paris pastel sticks on paper, titled and signed below image 'Conte A Paris, Hommage to G.S.' (2)

    EST.$2,000 - $3,000Sold for$1,680 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 46 x 31.5 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
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    LOT 003

    Peter Powditch (b. 1942)


    Bikini Study V, 1968; Bikini Study VI, 1968

    mixed media on board, signed and dated 'Powditch, '68' l.l.c., titled verso 'Bikini Study V, 1968' signed and dated 'P 68' l.r.c., titled verso 'Bikini Study VI, 1968' (2)

    EST.$1,200 - $1,800Sold for$4,800 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 12.5 x 8.5 cm 10.5 x 5.5 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
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    LOT 004

    Sam Fullbrook (1922-2004)


    Koala

    oil on canvas on board, signed l.l.c. 'SF'

    EST.$3,000 - $5,000Sold for$7,800 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 28.5 x 21 cm
    • Provenance: Schubert Galleries, Qld, The Estate of Ray Hughes
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    LOT 005

    Jon Molvig (1923-1970)


    Study for Portrait, 1952

    oil on board

    EST.$800 - $1,200Sold for$5,040 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 34 x 28.5 cm
    • Provenance: Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Paddington, The Estate of Ray Hughes
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  • 6_1
    LOT 006

    Peter Booth (b. 1940)


    Man in Blue Jocks

    charcoal and pastel on paper

    EST.$800 - $1,200Sold for$4,560 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 26 x 15 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Reference: © Peter Booth/Copyright Agency, 2018
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    LOT 007

    Sam Byrne (1883-1978)


    Quandongs and Sturt Peas, Native Peach c. 1970

    enamel on composition board, signed l.r.c. 'Sam Byrne', titled l.l.c. 'Quandongs and Sturt Peas, Native Peach, c. 1970'

    EST.$3,000 - $5,000Sold for$6,600 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 35.5 x 45 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
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    LOT 008

    Lucy Culliton (b. 1966)


    Hartley Landscape, 2002

    oil on board, signed and dated l.r.c. 'Culliton, '02'

    EST.$2,000 - $3,000Sold for$4,560 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 30 x 30 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
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    LOT 009

    Jun Chen (b. 1960)


    Sunflower Still Life, 2010

    oil on canvas, signed and dated l.r.c. 'Jun Chen, 2010'

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$7,800 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 71 x 71 cm
    • Provenance: The Hughes Gallery, Sydney, The Estate of Ray Hughes
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    LOT 010

    Tony Tuckson (1921-1973)


    No. 46, 1978

    gouache on newspaper

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$4,080 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 59 x 79.5 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Exhibited: Watters Gallery, 1978, #46
    • Reference: © Tony Tuckson/Copyright Agency, 2018
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    LOT 011

    Colin McCahon (New Zealander, 1919-1987)


    Puketutu Manukau, 1957

    lithographs on paper, edition: of 100, one inscribed in the plate l.l.c. 'Puketutu from my boat '57 ed. 100, one signed and dated in the plate l.r.c. 'C McC, '57' (4)

    EST.$3,000 - $5,000Sold for$6,480 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 21.5 x 26.5 cm each
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Reference: Colin McCahon Record number 'cm001346'
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    LOT 012

    Davida Allen (b. 1951)


    FANTACY with a Truck, 1985

    oil on canvas, titled, dated and signed verso 'FANTACY with a Truck, 1985, Davida Allen'

    EST.$3,000 - $5,000Sold for$4,560 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 83 x 83 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
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    LOT 013

    Robert Klippel (1920-2001)


    Opus 206, 1967

    unique cast bronze sculpture on black marble base, incised l.r.c with initials, title and date 'RK, 206, '67'

    EST.$8,000 - $12,000Sold for$7,680 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 40.5 cm including base
    • Provenance: Bonython Gallery, Sydney 26 February 13 March 1968, Christies, Australian and European Paintings, Sydney, 17/08/1998, Lot No. 1265, The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Exhibited: Literature: J. Gleeson, Robert Klippel, Sydney 1983, p. 302, illus. pl. 193, p. 289
    • Reference: © Andrew Klippel. Courtesy of The Robert Klippel Estate, represented by Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich. Copyright Agency, 2018.
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    LOT 014

    Robert Klippel (1920-2001)


    Opus 222, 1967

    unique cast, bronze on black marble base, incised l.r.c. with initials, title and date 'RK, 222, 1967'

    EST.$8,000 - $12,000Sold for$10,320 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 39.5 cm including base
    • Provenance: Bonython Gallery, Sydney 26 February - 13 March 1968, Christies, Australian and European Paintings, Sydney, 17/08/1998, Lot No. 1039, The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Exhibited: Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Robert Klippel: A Retrospective. Exhibition of Sculpture and Works on Paper, 15 September - 25 October 1987, cat. No. 62. Literature: J. Gleeson, Robert Klippel, Sydney 1983, p. 286, illus. pl. 192, p. 288
    • Reference: © Andrew Klippel. Courtesy of The Robert Klippel Estate, represented by Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich. Copyright Agency, 2018.
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    LOT 015

    Peter Powditch (b. 1942)


    Sun Torso XV, 1970

    acrylic and mixed media on board, titled, dated and signed verso 'Sun Torso XV, Powditch, 1970'

    EST.$5,000 - $7,000Sold for$11,400 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 90 x 60 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Exhibited: Ray Hughes Gallery, Peter Powditch - 60s and 70s Figures October 30 - November 25, 2014
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    LOT 016

    Edwin Tanner (1920-1980)


    Beauty is but a Vain and Doubtful Good, 1975

    oil on canvas, signed and dated l.r.c. 'Edwin Tanner, '75'

    EST.$15,000 - $25,000Sold for$16,200 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 127 x 137 cm
    • Provenance: Rudy Komon Gallery, Paddington, The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Labels: Rudy Komon Gallery, Stock no. 5100
    • Exhibited: Rudy Komon Gallery, Paddington, May 1980, Cat. no. 3, Rudy Komon Gallery Paddington, 21st Anniversary Exhibition, Dec 1980
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    LOT 017

    William Robinson (b. 1936)


    Farmyard

    pastel on paper, signed l.r.c 'William Robinson'

    EST.$12,000 - $18,000Sold for$13,200 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 33 x 43 cm
    • Provenance: Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Reference: © William Robinson
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    LOT 018

    Fred Williams (1927-1982)


    Landscape

    gouache on paper, signed l.r.c. 'Fred Williams'

    EST.$15,000 - $25,000Sold for$23,400 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 76 x 56 cm
    • Provenance: Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Paddington, The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Reference: © Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2018
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    LOT 019

    Robert Klippel (1920-2001)


    Opus 349, 1979

    brazed steel construction, found objects

    EST.$12,000 - $18,000Sold for$14,400 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 97 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Reference: © Andrew Klippel. Courtesy of The Robert Klippel Estate, represented by Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich. Copyright Agency, 2018.
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    LOT 020

    Margaret Preston (1875-1963)


    Swan River Daisy, 1925

    hand-coloured woodcut on paper, 2nd proof, titled, numbered and signed below image 'Swan River Daisy, 2nd proof, 1925, Margaret Preston'

    EST.$7,000 - $9,000Sold for$11,400 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 15.5 x 12.5 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Reference: Literature: Butler, R., The Prints of Margaret Preston A Catalogue Raisonne, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1987, cat. 98, (illus., another example). © Margaret Preston/Copyright Agency, 2018
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    LOT 021

    Sam Byrne (1883-1978)


    B.H.P. Mine's Smelter and Viaduct, Broken Hill, 1888

    oil and enamel on board, signed l.r.c 'Sam Byrne', inscribed l.l.c. 'B. H. P. Mine's Smelters & Viaduct. Broken Hill. 1888/(BLOCKS. 13. 12&11.) & Block. 10. Mine, signed verso 'S. Byrne'

    EST.$7,000 - $9,000Sold for$22,800 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 59 x 121 cm
    • Provenance: Bonython Galleries, Adelaide, BHP Billiton Collection, Christies, BHP Billiton Collection of Australian Art, Sydney, 27/08/2003, Lot No. 569, The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Exhibited: Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, BHP Art, 12 March - 20 April 1986
    • Reference: Literature: The BHP Collection, Brisbane, 1986, illus. p. 3
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    LOT 022

    Fred Williams (1927-1982)


    Sydney Harbour, 1973

    gouache on paper, signed l.r.c. 'Fred Williams', inscribed verso 'cat 73 SH Erwin Aug 1979, Sydney Harbour Exhibition'

    EST.$40,000 - $60,000Sold for$40,800 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 30.5 x 72.5 cm
    • Provenance: Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Paddington, The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Labels: Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Stock No. 3529
    • Exhibited: S.H. Ervin Museum and Art Gallery, the National Trust of Australia August 1979, Sydney Harbour Exhibition, cat 73
    • Reference: © Fred Williams/Copyright Agency, 2018
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    LOT 023

    William Robinson (b. 1936)


    Sandcastles with Shells and Feather, 1995

    oil on canvas, signed and dated l.l.c. 'William Robinson, '95', titled verso 'Sandcastles with Shells and Feather'

    EST.$60,000 - $90,000
    • Measurements: 76.5 x 102 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Reference: © William Robinson
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    LOT 024

    Colin McCahon (New Zealander, 1919-1987)


    Jesus Falls a Second Time, 1968

    synthetic polymer paint on board, titled u.l.c. 'Jesus Falls a Second Time'

    EST.$30,000 - $50,000Sold for$45,600 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 30 x 30 cm
    • Provenance: The Estate of Ray Hughes
    • Reference: This is possibly from an unknown series of Stations of the Cross, although no other works from such a series have been identified. Colin McCahon Record number 'cm 001451'
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