Fine Art Auctions

Margaret Olley (1923-2011) Australia

Lot 9
Woman at a Table with Anemones
Oil on board
Signed dated lower left
77 x 101.5cm (board) 94 x 119cm (fr)
Oil on board
Condition Excellent
Exhibited: The Johnstone Gallery Brisbane 23 Oct - 8 Nov 1962; Philip Bacon Galleries Brisbane 2002. The Johnstone Gallery operated from 1950 - 72 during a seminal time in the development of an audience for contemporary art in Australia. It brokered strong sales year after year for Australian artists including Charles Blackman, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Margaret Olley to name a few.
Literature: Letter 2006 Philip Bacon Galleries "Margaret Olley...remembers your painting very well indeed - it was painted at her house in West End in Brisbane, using a model who was possibly, but not definitely, one of her cousins."
Provenance: Private collection Hobart 2002; Private collection Brisbane, acquired from Margaret Olley
Estimate: $90,000 - $95,000

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