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Lot 34: Untitled (fighting Figures)

Est: $40,000 AUD - $50,000 AUDSold:
Cooee ArtMay 29, 2018Paddington, Australia

Item Overview

Description

Nineteenth century artist Tommy McRae lived and worked along Victoria’s upper Murray River area during the period that saw the disruption and ultimate end of traditional tribal life amongst the Aboriginal people of South-Eastern Australia. He was in his fifties and towards the end of this physically demanding work life when he began to draw consistently. A steady flow of interest and paid commissions followed. McRae was able to set up an independent camp for himself and family on the shores of Lake Moodemere, a large freshwater lake of ceremonial importance to his people. Following his death, many of his drawings were collected and housed in museum archives. They were considered to be examples of ‘the dawn of art’ or an historical record of nineteenth century life. Though McRae’s images were rendered with a keen sense of observation, their true artistic merit and historical significance has only emerged relatively recently. During the 1980s and 1990s his drawings were included in major touring exhibitions and McRae is now acknowledged as a significant figure in the history of Australian visual culture whose art practice was ’a creative choice within a culture of extraordinary complexity’*.  It is now well over a century since McRae created these captivating, lively and compelling works. Their rarity and fragility enhances their ingenious beauty. Ref. Onus, Lin, Southwest, Southeast Australia and Tasmania, in Aratjara; Art of the first Australians. 1993, Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria. Sayers, Andrew, Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century. 1994, Australia. Oxford University Press. 

Dimensions

17 x 29.5 cm

Artist or Maker

Medium

Pen and ink on paper laid down on card

Date

0.189

Provenance

Acquired by Alan Knox Buckley, Headmaster of Rutherglen School, in the last quarter of the 19th century Thence by Descent Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, July 2006 Private Collection Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, July 2010 Private Collection, Vic

Payment & Shipping

Payment

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Shipping

The Buyer is responsible to organise the Delivery of the Lot. Cooee Art MarketPlace will provide the Buyer with a list of courier companies but will not organise or take responsibility for the delivery of artworks. Cooee Art MarketPlace will not release the artwork until the invoice has been paid in full. (unless we have made a special arrangement with the Buyer). Storage Fees may be charged for items that have not been collected after 7 days of the sale at a rate of $5 per Lot per day.

ALL collection notifications, shipping requests and requests for carrier recommendations are to be emailed to our Post Sale Services email address [email protected]. Proof of identification is required upon collection and lots not collected within seven days of the sale may incur costs associated with external storage and freight.

Suggested Carriers

Local Sydney -

Art Van Go (Sean) 0404 027 445
artvango.com.au
[email protected]

Inter state or International -

International Art Services 02 9667 1077
iasdas.com.au
[email protected]

Artwork Transport 02 9695 1471
artworktransport.com.au
[email protected]

Pack & Send, Kings Cross 02 9331 2700
packsend.com.au
[email protected]

Should you request that Cooee Art MarketPlace wrap and/or pack your goods and arrange postage of your items for you, a fee will apply and whilst all care is taken, we accept no responsibility for any damage.

Auction Details

MAY 2018 ABORIGINAL & OCEANIC WORKS OF ART

by
Cooee Art
May 29, 2018, 06:00 PM AEST

326 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW, 2021, AU

Terms

Buyer's Premium

20.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$999$50
$1,000$1,999$100
$2,000$4,999$200
$5,000$9,999$500
$10,000$19,999$1,000
$20,000$49,999$2,000
$50,000$99,999$5,000
$100,000$199,999$10,000
$200,000$499,999$20,000
$500,000$999,999$50,000
$1,000,000+$100,000

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If you are located in Australia there is a GST Tax (10%) applied to the Buyers Premium. So Hammer Price + Buyers Premium of 15% +GST (16.5%) = Total

Shipping Terms

The Buyer is responsible to organise the Delivery of the Lot. Cooee Art MarketPlace will provide the Buyer with a list of courier companies but will not organise or take responsibility for the delivery of artworks. Cooee Art MarketPlace will not release the artwork until the invoice has been paid in full. (unless we have made a special arrangement with the Buyer). Storage Fees may be charged for items that have not been collected after 7 days of the sale at a rate of $5 per Lot per day.

ALL collection notifications, shipping requests and requests for carrier recommendations are to be emailed to our Post Sale Services email address [email protected]. Proof of identification is required upon collection and lots not collected within seven days of the sale may incur costs associated with external storage and freight.

Suggested Carriers

Local Sydney -

Art Van Go (Sean) 0404 027 445
artvango.com.au
[email protected]

Inter state or International -

International Art Services 02 9667 1077
iasdas.com.au
[email protected]

Artwork Transport 02 9695 1471
artworktransport.com.au
[email protected]

Pack & Send, Kings Cross 02 9331 2700
packsend.com.au
[email protected]

Should you request that Cooee Art MarketPlace wrap and/or pack your goods and arrange postage of your items for you, a fee will apply and whilst all care is taken, we accept no responsibility for any damage.