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Past Sales

Young Lovers Rolling Yarn, 1848
Girl in a Yellow Dress
The Swing, 1879

Sales by Medium

Sold 12 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Marshall Claxton

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Phillips Auctioneers
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Raffan Kelaher & Thomas P/L
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Born in Bolton, England in 1813, Claxton studied at the Royal Academy School, London. He arrived in Australia in 1850 and hoping to set up an art school and set up an exhibition to sell his paintings, but because of indifferent success he departed for India in 1854. During his stay in Australia he executed a commission from Queen Victoria to paint a General View of the Harbour and City of Sydney. He also painted a portrait of the last Queen of the Aboriginals.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Marshall Claxton from 1973 and in total 20 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 12 (60%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $35,200 for Ruth and Naomi sold by Christies in June 1989. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Marshall Claxton are held by the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Marshall Claxton 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 326
  • Kerr, Joan. Dictionary of Australian Artists, Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. Oxford University Press, Australia, 1993. Page 159
  • 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…

No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.

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