Born in England in 1820, Alfred Eustace arrived in Australia in 1851. A colonial landscape painter he painted in the Melbourne and goldfields areas. Also known as a taxidermist he prepared many of the animals and birds in the Beechworth Museum in Victoria. He exhibited at the Victorian Academy of Arts in 1877 and died in 1907.
The earliest auction listing we have for Alfred Eustace is in 1972 and in total 122 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 85 (70%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $16,800 for Chiltern, Victoria (Australian Bullockies with Ned Kelly Poster) c. 1880 sold by Deutscher~Menzies in March 2005. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Alfred Eustace are held by the National Gallery of Victoria and National Gallery of Australia.
Alfred William Eustace is listed in the following standard biographical references:
Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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