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Past Sales

'White Roses in Blue Vase,' 2003
'White Roses in Blue Vase,' 2003
Still Life with Violin, Tulips and Glass of Wine, 2001

Sales by Medium

Sold 62 works for
Works on Paper
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Where to buy or sell art works by Dennis Ramsay

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
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Elder Fine Art
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Dennis Ramsay, a painter in the classical tradition, was born in 1925. His formal training included architecture at London University and study with Pietro Annigoni in Florence. Like many painters however, most of what he values he taught himself. Of his first solo show in 1956, the London newspaper, The Times described his work as being "beyond reproach". During the intervening years he has covered a vast field of subjects with a growing maturity. They have ranged from a 54 sq. ft. painting of the Resurrection to a tiny 6 sq. inch study of a leaf described by one critic as "easily mistaken for a John Ruskin". Ramsay flower pieces might best be described as "arts of worship" so long do they take to execute in their infinite detail. They, and his Still Lifes bear comparison with the best Dutch & Flemish Masters of the 15th-17th centuries and the method used is similar. This is a revival of the tempera egg/oil method and is of very great permanence as can be seen today from the early Flemish paintings which are still unchanged after as long as four centuries.

The total number of works by Dennis Ramsay offered for sale by auction since 1990 is 147, of which 64 (44%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $9,400 for Still Life with Lilium 1999 sold by Deutscher~Menzies in March 2003. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023.

Dennis Ramsay is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • 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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