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Past Sales

Bomber, 1921
Bomber 1921
Bomber 1921

Sales by Medium

Sold 17 works for
Sold 2 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Charles Web Gilbert

Auction Houses

Deutscher and Hackett
Sold 1 works for
Bonhams & Goodman
Sold 2 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 12 works for

Born in Victoria in 1867, Gilbert was one of the major forces in Australian sculpture in the post-World War I period. He was a student at the Melbourne National Gallery School. In 1914 he went to London, where he became sculptor in charge of modelling for the war records section, and completed a war memorial to the 2nd Division of the AIF, at Mont St Quentin, France. (It was destroyed by 1940.) Gilbert's works are widely represented in Australian state collections.

We have records of art auction sales by Charles Gilbert from 1967 and in total 27 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 19 (70%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $44,400 for Australian Solder, Maquette for Broken Hill War Memorial sold by Deutscher and Hackett in April 2008. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2020. Works by Charles Gilbert are held by the National Gallery of Australia.

Charles Web Gilbert 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 459
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.

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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