Watercolor painting by John Olsen

Dec 09, 2020. 09:03 UTC
Watercolor painting by John Olsen


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11.75” x 8” inches measured from the green mat next to the painting, not the frame. Watercolor.



mum purchased it at a gallery in Perth i believe in 1997. Olsen is a well known Australian artist.

Answered within 1 day
Dec 10, 15:21 UTC
By Karine SH

Fair Market Value

$3,500 - $5,500 AUD

Insurance Value

$0 AUD
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Dear Vivienne,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

Please find below a description along with an estimate of your watercolor depicting a tropical frog and a dragonfly.

John Olsen (b., 1928).
Sight: 8"(h) x 11.75"(w)
Signed on lower right
Watercolour and pastel
Provenance: Bought from a commercial art gallery in Perth
Condition: Excellent.

Olsen’s work is influenced by poetry, literature and Asian philosophy. He is mainly known for his drawings, potteries, prints and tapestries. Results for this particular artist appear fairly consistent with works selling between and above their presale estimates.

The estimation in red is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables, and this valuation has been provided on the condition of authenticity.

Best regards,


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