Watercolor painting by John Olsen
09 December 2020
Description

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

Provenance

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

Acquired from
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For sale
Yes
Answered within 1 day
By Karine SH
Dec 10, 15:21 UTC
Fair Market Value
$3,500 - $5,500 AUD
Insurance Value $0 AUD
What does this mean?

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,

Karine

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