Works in the database
158
Works with images
30
Works with multiple sales
22

Past Sales

The Cloud
Crossing a Dam, 1873
Crossing a Dam, 1873

Sales by Medium

Paintings
Sold 25 works for
$95,464
Objects
Sold 14 works for
$40,059
Works on Paper
Sold 64 works for
$37,211

Where to buy or sell art works by Charles Douglas Richardson

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 70 works for
$61,285
Sotheby's
Sold 8 works for
$32,538
Christies
Sold 8 works for
$18,616

Born in England in 1853, Richardson arrived in Australia with his parents in 1856. He studied art extensively in Victoria and in England, returning to Australia to paint with Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin. He took part in the 9x5 Exhibition in 1889. He is also known as a sculptor.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Charles Richardson from 1972 and in total 158 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 103 (65%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $16,675 for Hillside, Bacchus Marsh 1899 sold by Sotheby's in November 1997. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Charles Richardson are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).

Charles Douglas Richardson is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 824
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 359
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Artists' Resale Royalty

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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