Works in the database
Works with images
Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

(Darebin Creek)
Still Life with Butterflies
Portrait of Mr. Malcolm Pratt

Sales by Medium

Sold 34 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Ada May Plante

Auction Houses

Deutscher and Hackett
Sold 2 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 13 works for
Sold 4 works for

Born in New Zealand in 1875, Ada Plante arrived in Australia at the age of 13. She studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, and in Paris in the early 1900s. She returned to Melbourne around 1912. A post-impressionist artist, in 1932 she exhibited in the inaugural exhibition of the Contemporary Art Group in Melbourne. She was a member of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors.

We have records of art auction sales by Ada Plante from 1971 and in total 47 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 34 (72%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $20,864 for The Road Menders sold by Deutscher and Hackett in September 2021. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Ada Plante are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia and a further five major public national galleries (see list below).

Ada May Plante 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 783
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

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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