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The Family Picnic
The Dover
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Dixon Copes (full name: Noel Thomas Dickson Copes) was born in New South Wales on 25 December 1914. As Noel Copes he attended Newington College commencing in 1930. After leaving school he studied at the Royal Art Society in Sydney. Much of his study was under Sydney Long, whose influence shows in Copes' work. He has attempted to portray a wide range of Australian subjects. Many of his pictures are hanging in Australian embassies throughout the world.

The earliest auction listing we have for Dixon Copes is in 1972 and in total 271 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 178 (66%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,585 for Sydney Summer 1948 sold by Bonhams & Goodman in March 2006. This year 8 works have been offered for sale.

Noel Thomas Dickson Copes is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 139

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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