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Lot 1: Kevin Charles 'Pro' Hart (1928-2006, Australian), landscape with gums, oil on masonite, SLR 'Pro Hart', scratched under signature '596P', painting dimensions 30 x 20 cm

As Found, minor wear, including chips, to frame

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Lot 2: Artist Unknown 'Kakadu Lillies', oil on canvasboard, SLR 'Ilse P', title of work inscribed to verso

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Lot 3: Elizabeth Bullard (contemporary, Australian) 'Dancing Brolga', diptych, synthetic polymer on canvas, SLR on right hand panel, stretched and ready to hang, unframed, certificate of authenticity from Gecko Gallery Broome, and copy of artist biography attached to verso

West Australian Bullard was based in Perth when she painted this evocative depiction of brolgas dancing.

Provenance
Gecko Gallery Broome WA
Private collection, Canberra

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Lot 4: After Margaret Preston (1875-1963, Australian) 'Bird of Paradise', offset lithographic print after an original wood cut

As Found, signs of minor discolouration

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Lot 5: Jeannie Petyarre Pitjarra (Anmatyerre language group, b c1950, Utopia) 'Bush Medicine Leaves', synthetic polymer on stretched linen, inscribed 'Jeannie' and stock number 'APP.115' to verso, vendor supplied certificate of authenticity from Saltbush Gallery, Alice Springs NT attached to verso, listing artist name, title, scale and photographs of artist and of the work, excellent condition, unframed

Jeannie Petyarre Pitjara is part of a family of well-known artists including her aunt Gloria Petyarre; inspiration for her paintings include bush medicine, the pencil yam and awelye (women's ceremonies and body painting)

Lot 6: Ken Taber (b1942, Australian), lagoon scene, oil on board, SLL 'Ken Taber'

As Found, minor wear to gold-tone wood frame, signs of mould in some areas of surface

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Lot 7: Heide Smith (b1937, German/Australian) 'Sea Shapes' 1997, black and white photographic giclée print on fine art paper, titled, dated and signed 'Heide Smith' in pencil under print margin, in excellent condition, print margins 28 x 36 cm

Smith's photographic practice is informed by her work across photo journalism, advertising and as a studio artist and by her environment, including early life in Germany, family life in Canberra, and her later life along the NSW South Coast. She has exhibited since 1959, and has been a finalist in the Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize (2006, 2008). Her work is published across many media, including 'I love Canberra' (1983) and 'I love Canberra II' (1986)

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Lot 8: Erich Fleischmann (1899-1970, Latvian/South African) 'At the Lakeside', oil on canvas on board, SLL 'E Fleischmann', unframed

Lot 9: Lucas Roy (b1988, British) 'The Influencer' (Pink) 2021, mixed media including synthetic polymer and spray enamel on canvasboard, no visible signature, vendor supplied certificate of authenticity from Global Fine Art to verso, in excellent condition

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Lot 10: Heather Timbs (active late 20th cent, Australian), still life with white crysanthemums, oil on masonite, SLL 'Heather Timbs', unframed

Lot 11: Artist Unknown 'Old Tbilisi' 2006, oil with impasto on canvas, title, date, possible artist signature (indistinct) inscribed to verso in English and possibly Georgian, unframed

Lot 12: Gary Baker (b1954, Australia) 'Weston Hills', oil on board, SLR 'Gary Baker', artist label to verso, in excellent condition

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Lot 13: Artist Unknown, 'Welcome Summer', oil on canvas, SLR 'SMT 09', stretched and ready to hang

Lot 14: Yosi Messiah (b1964, Australian) 'Superb Moment', mixed media and varnish on stretched canvas, artist name, chop, title, media inscribed to verso, in excellent condition, unframed

Lot 15: Dang, Dinh Hoi (contemporary, Vietnamese) 'Montagnards celebrating the harvest' 2009, gouache on paper, SLR, 2009

Dang Dinh Hoi's approach shows the influences of artists such as Gaugin and Matisse in his use of colour and composition, in depicting scenes of everyday Vietnamese life.

As Found, minor scrapes to frame, otherwise in excellent condition

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Lot 16: Artist Unknown, 'Geese', gouache on paper, signature chop stamp LR, label with title and artist name 'Song Jinqi' inscribed to verso in English and Chinese text

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Lot 17: Nguyen, Dinh Hien (b1969, Vietnamese) 'A village scene' 2002, oil on canvasboard, SLR 'D. Hien 2002'

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Lot 18: Nelly Schwend (active mid-late 20th cent, Australian), a depiction of banksia flowers, oil on canvasboard, SLR 'Nelly Schwend'

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Lot 19: Colin Lanceley (1938-2015, Australian) 'Rural Landscape' 1989, screenprint on paper, titled, editoned 84/99 and signed 'Collin Lancelley 89' in pencil under print margin

Lanceley is best known for his colourful assemblages of the 1980s and 90s, which merged sculptural and painterly approaches to composition. However, he maintained a significant parallel practice of drawing and printmaking throughout his career, typified by this series dating from 1989. Other prints from the series are held in major collections including the AGNSW. This year Lanceley is the subject of a major retrospective 'Colin Lanceley: Earthly Delights' at the National Art School, Sydney until the 13th of August 2022. His work is held in public and private collections in Australia and internationally.

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Lot 20: Raden Basoeki (Basuki) Abdullah (1915-1993, Indonesian) Untitled (portrait of Helen Cross/portrait of a young woman wearing pearl earrings), oil on stretched canvas, SLR 'Basoeki Abdulla Jakart Indonesia - 93 Febr', inscribed to verso 'original painting' and 'with many love from Jakarta - Indonesia'

Works by Basuki Abdullah are rarely available in Australia. He was a prominent Indonesian realist painter who trained in the Hague prior to the second world war and afterwards became known for his sensuous portraits and romantic landscape paintings. Since his death, his paintings have become particularly sought after in centres across South and East Asia, including Hong Kong.

Throughout her life Helen Cross was known for her charity work in Australia and in Indonesia, where her focus included fundraising for the disadvantaged in the Aceh region, while based there with her husband, the late Brigadier General David Cross, then Defence Attache in Indonesia. It is likely that this portrait was painted in Indonesia during this time. On their return to Australia, Cross continued to contribute to public life, including election to the ACT Legislative Assembly, and as a Life Member of the Hellenic Club of Canberra

Provenance
Purchased from the artist in Indonesia
Private collection, Indonesia and Canberra 1993-2022

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Lot 21: Norah Simpson (1895-1974, English/Australia), a depiction of prunus branches in flower, oil on board, SLL 'Norah Simpson'

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Lot 22: After Raoul Dufy (1877-1953, French) 'Peches et Cerises au Rouge Decor', fine art lithograph with hand colouring in pochoir (using stencils) on paper, published by Bernard Klein, Paris, 1954, vendor supplied certificate of authenticity from Global Fine Art to verso, in excellent condition

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Lot 23: Salvador Dali (1904-1989, Spanish) 'El de los Riñones a la Brochette' (The one with the skewered kidneys), an engraving from the series 'Los Caprichos' by Francisco de Goya, altered with drypoint and colour en pochoir (using stencils) by Dali, editioned 59/200, and signed in pencil under the plate margins, plate margins 23 x 14.5 cm, vendor supplied certificate of authenticity from Global Fine Art to verso, in excellent condition

Goya's original series of engravings depicted the vanities, superstitions and ignorance of 'civilised society'. Dali appropriated Goya's engravings to create a new series of surrealist imagery. Dali's series of altered works was produced in an edition of 200, each numbered and signed in pencil under the plate margins. Goya's version of this print was titled 'El de la Rollona' ('Mummy's Boy').

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Lot 24: After Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966, Swiss) 'Portrait of Diego', a rare fine art lithograph after an original gouache on paper drawing, studio stamp LR, published by Giulio Einaudi, Torino (Turin), 1963, vendor supplied certificate of authenticity from Global Fine Art to verso, excellent condition, dimensions of paper 39.5 x 26 cm, in excellent condition

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Lot 25: R A (Ken) Satterley (active late 20th century, British) 'Ships on the Tyne 1978, watercolour on paper, SLR 'R A Satterley 78', vendor supplied certificate of authenticity from Global Fine Art to verso, excellent condition

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Lot 26: Colin Lanceley (1938-2015, Australian) 'Rural Landscape' 1989, colour screenprint on paper, titled, editoned 81/99 and signed 'Collin Lancelley 89' in pencil under print margin

Lanceley is best known for his colourful assemblages of the 1980s and 90s, which merged sculptural and painterly approaches to composition. However, he maintained a significant parallel practice of drawing and printmaking throughout his career, typified by this series dating from 1989. Other prints from the series are held in major collections including the AGNSW. This year Lanceley is the subject of a major retrospective 'Colin Lanceley: Earthly Delights' at the National Art School, Sydney until the 13th of August 2022. His work is held in public and private collections in Australia and internationally.

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Lot 27: After Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947, French) 'Corbeille de Fruits', offset lithograph after an original painting, first edition published Paris c 1945, vendor supplied certificate of authenticity from Global Fine Art to verso, excellent condition

Purchased at auction AVC, Georgia USA 2022

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