Works in the database
9
Works with images
5
Works with multiple sales
1

Past Sales

Watsons Bay and the Heads Sydney NSW-1863
Fowler Pottery, Camperdown, 1865
Rural Scene (Possibly Penrith)

Sales by Medium

Works on Paper
Sold 7 works for
$73,800

Where to buy or sell art works by John Rider Roberts

Auction Houses

Deutscher and Hackett
Sold 1 works for
$38,400
Davidson Auctions
Sold 1 works for
$23,000
Sotheby's
Sold 1 works for
$7,000

Born in U K in 1820 John Roberts was a surveyor, painter and illustrator, and was best known as a painter of watercolour landscapes. He contributed topographical views of Sydney to the 'Illustrated Sydney News'.

The earliest auction listing we have for John Roberts is in 1981 and in total 9 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 7 (78%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $38,400 for Fowler Pottery, Camperdown sold by Deutscher and Hackett in November 2011. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by John Roberts are held by the Geelong Gallery.

John Rider Roberts 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 829
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • 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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