NEW WORKS – ANNUAL CATALOGUE 2017


LOT 10

An Early Narrow Shield
early nineteenth century (or earlier)

Murrumbidgee and Lachlan River Regions, New South Wales

carved hardwood
91 cm high

PROVENANCE
Frederik Bernth Germann (1831-1908), Denmark, brought back to Denmark in 1858
Private Collection, Denmark, by descent from the above
Tribal Art, Bruun Rasmussen, Denmark
Private Collection, Australia, acquired from the above
 

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LOT 11

A Bird-hunting Boomerang
nineteenth century 

Northern New South Wales

carved wood
66.1 cm long 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales
 

HOLD


LOT 12

An Early Throwing Boomerang
nineteenth century 

South Coast, New South Wales

carved hardwood
bears Holt Collection cat. no. H14 verso
59.5 cm long 

PROVENANCE
John Holt Collection, Sydney
Warren Anderson, Western Australia
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above
 

HOLD


LOT 14

A Shield (gulmari)
nineteenth century 

Moree Plains Shire, New South Wales

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments
53 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New Zealand
Private Collection, Western Australia, acquired from the above
 

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LOT 17

A Rare Boomerang
nineteenth century 

Likely Fraser Island, Queensland

carved hardwood
61 cm long 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Queensland
 

HOLD


LOT 18 

A Stone-carved Boomerang
early nineteenth century (or earlier) 

South Coast, New South Wales

carved hardwood
58.4 cm long 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Victoria
 

HOLD


LOT 23

An Early Shield
nineteenth century

Rainforest People, Cardwell, North Queensland

carved fig wood and natural earth pigments
75 cm h x 28.5 cm w

PROVENANCE
James Thornton Mealing (1929-2012), Cardwell
Sandra Edwards, Queensland, by descent from the above
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above
 

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LOT 25

An Early Shield
nineteenth century

La Grange Bay, West Kimberley region, Western Australia

carved hardwood
80.3 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Sydney
 

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LOT 27

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Bathurst or Melville Islands

Untitled (Ceremonial Figure), circa 1940

carved hardwood, twine, cockatoo feathers and natural earth pigments
54 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United States of America, collected just after WWII
Michael Hamson, United States of America
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

SOLD


LOT 28

A Carved Coolamon (piti)
early twentieth century

Central Australia, Northern Territory

carved beanwood and natural earth pigments
57 cm x 17 cm w x 13 cm d

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Western Australia
 

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LOT 29

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Groote Eylandt

Nabirra-mirra (The Two Men), circa 1950

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
42 x 31 cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales
 

SOLD


LOT 30

ATTR. NYM DJIMURRGURR
1910-1970s

Moorool (the Dreaming Man), circa 1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears cat. no. 126 verso
60 x 33 cm

PROVENANCE
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory
Juan Sala, Melbourne, acquired from the above
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above
 

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LOT 32

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Western Arnhem Land 

Untitled (hand stencils), circa 1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears cat. no. 160 verso
78 x 27 cm

PROVENANCE
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory
Juan Sala, Melbourne, acquired from the above
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above
 

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LOT 33

HECTOR
Western Arnhem Land 

Morning Star (Walking), 1965 

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears Sandra Le Brun Holmes cat. no. #131 verso
50 x 27 cm 

PROVENANCE
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Victoria, acquired from the above in 1981
 

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LOT 34

HECTOR
Western Arnhem Land 

Morning Star, 1965 

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus
bark bears cat. no. 25[illeg.] verso
36 x 23 cm 

PROVENANCE
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory
Juan Sala, Melbourne, acquired from the above
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above
 

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LOT 35

ARTIST UNKNOWN
Western Arnhem Land 

Untitled (Mimih), 1960 

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears Sandra Le Brun Holmes cat. no. #124 verso
51 x 16.2 cm 

PROVENANCE
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Victoria, acquired from the above in 1981
 

HOLD


LOT 37

DAINGANGAN
born 1892

Emu Dreaming, 1966

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
bears cat. no. 16 verso
99 x 33 cm

PROVENANCE
Milingimbi Methodist Mission, Northern Territory
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory
Juan Sala, Melbourne, acquired from the above
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above
 

SOLD

 


LOT 38

YIRAWALA
circa 1897-1976

Luma Luma (Mardayin Series), 1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
75 x 31.2 cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Sydney
 

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LOT 39

CURLY BARDAGADAPU
1924-1987

The Big Crocodile, 1968

carved wood and natural earth pigments
207 cm long

PROVENANCE
Sandra Le Brun Holmes, Northern Territory
Private Collection, Victoria, acquired from the above in 1981
 

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LOT 41

JACK WHERRA
working 1960s

Untitled (Shield), circa 1965

synthetic polymer paint on carved hardwood
77 cm high

PROVENANCE
John McCaffrey Collection, United States of America
The John McCaffrey Collection of Kimberley Art, Sotheby’s, Sydney, 28 July 2003, lot 43
The Thomas Vroom Collection, The Netherlands
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above
 

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LOT 42 

WATTIE KARRUWARA
1910-1983

Untitled (Shield), circa 1965

synthetic polymer paint on carved hardwood
84 cm high

PROVENANCE
John McCaffrey Collection, United States of America
The John McCaffrey Collection of Kimberley Art, Sotheby’s, Sydney, 28 July 2003, lot 42
The Thomas Vroom Collection, The Netherlands
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above
 

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LOT 44 

ALEC MINGELMANGANU
1905-1981 

Wanjina, circa 1975 

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark, bent cane and bush string
129.5 x 63 cm 

PROVENANCE
Painted at Kalumburu, North Western Australia circa 1975
Bortignons Gallery, Western Australia
Private Collection, Victoria, acquired from the above in 1981
Private Collection, United States of America, by descent from the above
Private Collection, Western Australia, acquired from the above 

This painting is sold with the original Bortignons Gallery receipt. 
 

HOLD