Marine painter John Charles Allcot, was born in Derbyshire, U.K., in 1888 and studied at the Liverpool School of Arts. He arrived in Sydney in 1912. He was commissioned to paint H.M.S. Endeavour Entering Botany Bay, April 29, 1770, and similar historical subjects, and became well known for his impressionistic watercolours of sailing ships and liners, often viewed entering Sydney Harbour.
John Allcot is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1969 of 1,400, of which 987 (71%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $41,800 for Sirius Leading the First Fleet through Sydney Heads sold by Lawsons in March 1998. This year 23 works have been offered for sale. Works by John Allcot are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
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