Neville William Cayley was born in 1886 in Yamba, New South Wales, the son of artist Neville Henry P. Cayley, Senior and the brother of artist Alice Cayley. An author, artist and ornithologist, he is often confused with his father. The son, Neville William Cayley, signs his work Neville W. Cayley. In 1931 he produced Australia's first guide to native birds, 'What Bird is That? followed by 'What Butterfly is That?' in 1932. As an ornithologis,t Cayley was long associated with the Gould League of Bird Lovers of New South Wales and was made an Honorary Life Member in 1935. He was a Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, and was elected President in 1932-1933. He was also President of the Royal Australasian Ornithologist's Union in 1936-1937.
Neville Cayley, Junior is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1969 of 700, of which 552 (79%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $19,200 for A Charm of Finches - 31 Native Australian Birds sold by Davidson Auctions in October 2021. This year 7 works have been offered for sale.
Neville W Cayley, Junior is not listed in any of the standard biographical references listed on our references page.
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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