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Past Sales

'Houses Through Smog, Redfern'
Street Scene

Sales by Medium

Sold 13 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 5 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Lionel H. Taprell

Auction Houses

Davidson Auctions
Sold 9 works for
Rushton Fine Arts
Sold 1 works for
Geoff K. Gray
Sold 1 works for

Born in Sydney in 1915, Lionel Taprell served with the AIF mobile map-making unit in New Guinea during World War II. He later became a printmaker at Hollander & Govett in Edgecliff, Sydney. H&G was a printing firm which specialized in 24 sheet posters. This was in the days of hand lithography, a very complicated method of preparing the zinc plates for the offset printing presses. He also taught art privately. His work is of a traditional style in both oils and watercolours.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Lionel Taprell from 1976 and in total 25 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 18 (72%) were sold. This year one work has been offered for sale.

Lionel H. Taprell is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 371
  • 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…

Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.

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