The Spring Collection

The Spring Collection 6 October - 10 November 2015

Art Exhibition previously on at Gould Galleries in Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 06 October 2015 to Tuesday 10 November 2015

The Net Menders   image Rocky Hillside, You Yangs   image Cottlesbridge   image Divided Painting   image Leda and Swan   image Fisherman's Sights, Williamstown   image Portrait Head   image Albert and Rex out painting  image Monkey  image Force field  image Amorous couple under a tree  image Weather System (Dawn) no.2    image Weather System (Canal) no.1   image the stick + the chip   image Under the Surface    image Everything seems more majestic the first time around   image Reinhardt Dammn U Could B Mine/Big Ned VI   image Inequality   image Golden Lion   image Polka Dots   image Arno   image Beyond   image Murrumbeena   image My Beautiful Polar Bear   image The Ball Game   image

Published by Gould Galleries on Tuesday 01 March 2016.
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Justin O’BRIEN
The Net Menders 1965
oil on canvas
70.0 × 49.5 cm
inscribed upper right: O’BRIEN
frame: original, maker unknown.
Provenance:
Bradshaw Collection, Sydney, until 2004;Private collection, Melbourne.
Exhibited:
Justin O’Brien, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1965;
Justin O’Brien Retrospective, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1987.
Literature:
Christine France, Justin O’Brien: Image and Icon, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1997, pp. 26, 110 (illustrated), 142.

Fred WILLIAMS
Rocky Hillside, You Yangs 1974
oil on canvas
91.5 × 81.5 cm
Inscribed lower right: Fred Williams
Provenance:
Estate of the Artist;
Purchased by private collection, Canberra, through Australian Galleries, Melbourne;
Purchased by private collection, Melbourne through Gould Galleries, Melbourne in 2001.
Exhibited:
Modern Australian Art: A Collector’s Exhibition, Gould Galleries, Sydney, 14 February – 18 March 2001, no. 13, illustrated.

John OLSEN
Cottlesbridge 1970
oil on canvas
91.5 × 68.5 cm
inscribed lower right: John/Olsen 70
Provenance:
Private collection, Melbourne.
Exhibited:
The Director’s Choice 2006, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, 8 February – 26 March 2006, no.14, illustrated.

Charles BLACKMAN
Divided Painting 1963
oil and enamel on composition board
167.5 × 160.0 cm
inscribed upper left: BLACKMAN
Provenance:
The artist;
Barbara Blackman, New South Wales, until 2000;
Private collection, Melbourne.
Exhibited:
Blackman: Paintings, Drawings, Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, 2-18 April 1963, no. 66, 450 gns.
The Director’s Choice 2012, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, 19 July – 31 August 2012, no 8, illustrated.

Sidney NOLAN
Leda and Swan 1960
polyvinyl acetate on composition board
91.5 × 122.0 cm
inscribed lower right: И
inscribed verso: LEDA + SWAN 1960 / To NEWCASTLE 59 / FOLKSTONE
Provenance:
The artist;
Thence by descent to Lady Mary Nolan;
Corporate collection, Melbourne.
Exhibited:
Probably, Sidney Nolan: Leda and the Swan and other recent work, Matthiesen Gallery, London, 16 June – 16 July 1960, no. 27-29;
Nolan, Hatton Gallery, University of Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield; Temple Newsam House, Leeds; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; City Art Gallery, Bristol; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Scottish Royal Academy, Edinburgh; City Art Gallery, Wakefield, March-November 1961, no. 59, illustrated;
Sidney Nolan: 1937 to 1979, Arts Centre, New Metropole, The Leas, Folkstone, United Kingdom, 5 May – 3 June 1979, no. 40, illustrated;
Possibly, Waddington Galleries, London (label attached verso)
Possibly, Agnew’s Gallery, London (label attached verso)

John PERCEVAL
Fisherman’s Sights, Williamstown 1956
oil on composition board
91.5 × 122.0 cm
inscribed lower left: Perceval 1956
Provenance:
Purchased by British Nylon Spinners, Melbourne, through Australian Galleries, Melbourne in 1958;Fibremakers Limited, Melbourne, until;
Purchased by ICI Australia Limited, Melbourne in 1973;
Orica Limited, Melbourne, until;
Purchased by private collection, Melbourne in 2002.
Exhibited:
Exhibition of Paintings by John Perceval, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, November 1956, no. 7, 60 gns.;
Catalogue of Works in the Gallery, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, December 1956, no. 159;
John Perceval Exhibition, David Jones’ Art Gallery, Sydney, 29 May – 7 June 1957, no. 5;
John Perceval: A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, 10 July – 26 August 1984, no. 46;
The Modern Landscape, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, 10 March – 3 May 1988;
The Sense We Make: Australian Art from the Orica Collection, The Ian Potter Museum of Art,
University of Melbourne, 31 March – 27 May 2001, no. 20;
John Perceval: Survey Exhibition 1943-1995,
Gould Galleries, Melbourne, 31 May – 15 June 2003, Gould Galleries, Sydney, 22 July – 17 August 2003, no. 1, cover illustration.
Literature:
The Australian Women’s Weekly, Sydney, 19 November 1958, p. 17 (illustrated);
Traudi Allen, John Perceval, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1992, p. 157;
Mary Eagle and John Jones, A Story of Australian Painting, MacMillan Australia, Sydney, 1994, pp. 244, 245 (illustrated), 287.

Lucian FREUD
Portrait Head 2001
etching
59.5 × 46.0 cm
inscribed in margin: 33/46 L. F
Provenance:
Purchased by private collection, Melbourne from Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney in 2001.
Exhibited:
Lucian Freud: Etchings 1946-2004, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2 April – 13 June 2004, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 15 October – 23 December 2004, Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art, Birmingham, 29 January – 2 May 2005, Marlborough Graphics, London, summer 2005, no. 57, illustrated.
Literature:
S. Figura, Lucian Freud The Painter’s Etchings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007, pp. 92 (illustrated), 138, 142.

Stephen BIRD
Albert and Rex out painting 2014
Clay, pigment and glaze
60 × 28 × 28 cm

Stephen BIRD
Monkey 2014
Clay, pigment and glaze
34 × 19 × 22 cm

Stephen BIRD
Force field 2011
Clay, pigment and glaze
40 × 50 cm

Stephen BIRD
Amorous couple under a tree 2014
Clay, pigment and glaze
36 × 42 cm

Chris LANGLOIS
Weather System (Dawn) no.2 2015
Oil on linen
137 × 122cm

Chris LANGLOIS
Weather System (Canal) no.1 2015
Oil on linen
137 × 122 cm
Signed, dated and titled verso

David LARWILL
the stick + the chip 1997
synthetic polymer paint on linen
152.5 × 244.0 cm
inscribed lower centre: D.L / ‘97
inscribed verso: ’the stick + the chip’ / David Larwill / 1997
Provenance:
Private collection, Sydney.
Exhibited:
David Larwill, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney, 18 November – 6 December 1997, illustrated.

Andrew McILROY
Under the Surface 2011
Oil on linen
152.5 × 122.0 cm
Inscribed verso: “Under the Surface”/ Andrew McIlroy

Troy EMERY
Golden Lion 2013
High density taxidermy foam and lurex tassels
110 × 96 × 91 cm

Peter O’DOHERTY
Polka Dots
Acrylic on canvas
152 × 137 cm
Signed lower left

Andrew McILROY
Beyond 2014
oil on linen
118.0 × 130.0 cm
inscribed verso: Beyond / Andrew McIlroy 2014

Peter O’DOHERTY
Murrumbeena 2011
acrylic on canvas
122.0 × 122.0 cm
inscribed lower right: Peter O’Doherty

Scott REDFORD
My Beautiful Polar Bear 2007
edition of 30
glazed ceramic
24.0 × 46.0 × 18.0 cm

William ROBINSON
The Ball Game 1995
painted and glazed ceramic vase
60.0 cm height
inscribed on base: Robinson ’95 / Errol Barnes
Provenance:
Private collection, Sydney, until 2003;
Private collection, Melbourne.
Exhibited:
William Robinson: Wave Pots, in collaboration with Errol Barnes, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, 28 July – 23 August 1995, no. 6