Tasmanian Odyssey Unearths A Streeton

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CHARLES LESKI AUCTIONS PTY. LTD.

13 Cato Street,  Hawthorn East 3123,  Victoria,  Australia

Telephone: 61-3-9864-9999

Facsimile:

61-3-9822-2788


Email:  contact@leski.com.au 




A.B.N.13 081 928 921

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     December 9,

2009


TASMANIAN ODYSSEY UNEARTHS A STREETON


When Charles Leski started his regional ‘roadshows’ earlier this year, the objective was to unearth hidden

treasures that might be lurking in cupboards, under beds or in garden sheds.  He reasoned that with the

global financial crisis biting hard, some people may be encouraged to look for long-forgotten items, some of

which may be of value.


His most recent trip to Tasmania has effectively hit ‘pay dirt’ for one Hobart family.


They thought one of their paintings may be by “someone famous.”  It turns out to be an Arthur Streeton

(1867 –

1943), one of Australia’s foremost landscape painters.   The ‘Rose Garden’, believed to date from

1913, is oil on canvas measuring 60 x 50cm.  It is initialled lower left ‘A.S.’  


In May, 2005, a Streeton painting ‘Sunlight Sweet, Coogee’, sold for $2.04 million, becoming only the second

painting by an Australian artist to exceed $2 million.  That distinction lies with Frederick McCubbin’s ‘Bush

Idyll’.


“The Rose Garden’ is a lovely example of Streeton’s distinctive style which he seems to have mastered during

his time in England,” says Charles Leski.  “Streeton is highly sought after by collectors.”


Lot 3 will be offered for sale by Leski Auctions in Melbourne on Tuesday, December 15th at 5.00pm.   It

has

a pre-sale estimate of $40,000

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About Leski Auctions

Leski Auctions was established in 1973 and is one of Australia’s leading auctioneers of Sporting Memorabilia,

Australiana, Collectibles and World Philately. 


Leski Auctions is a recognised leader in the area of early photography, art, wine, cameras, books, autographs,

entertainment memorabilia, medals, coins, stamps, aerophilately, cigarette and trade cards, maps, railway

memorabilia, advertising artwork and posters, and the Olympics, football and cricket..


It was the first auction house in Australia to introduce an on-line, real-time bidding system ‘Live Bid Online’™,

which allows participation from anywhere in the world.  It currently runs 22 auctions per year.

 

Leski Auctions has previously sold many significant collections, including those of Shirley Strickland, Ron Clarke,

Sir Reginald Ansett and former RSL President, Bruce Ruxton.  It has sold more ‘baggy green’ caps than any other

auction house in the world, and is one of the largest auctioneers of cricket memorabilia by value and volume. 

Leski Auctions recently sold the newly-discovered Phar Lap horse tonic recipe book.  It recently achieved a world

record price for a Bradman bat.


Managing Director Charles Leski is a registered valuer for the Cultural Gifts Program through the Department of

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.  He is also the valuer of the displayed items at the National Sports

Museum at the MCG, Melbourne.


The company is located at 13 Cato Street, Hawthorn East 3123 Australia.  Telephone +61-3-864 9999 and



Issued by:

Charles Leski, Leski Auctions  


Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting  

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CHARLES LESKI AUCTIONS PTY. LTD.

13 Cato Street,  Hawthorn East 3123,  Victoria,  Australia

Telephone: 61-3-9864-9999

Facsimile:

61-3-9822-2788

Website:  www.leski.com.au

Email:  contact@leski.com.au 




A.B.N.13 081 928 921



Tel: 61-3-9864 9999



Tel:  0403 135 880



charles@leski.com.au



michaelkrape@krape.com.au






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