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Untitled, (Dutch Woman), 1939

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'Orient Liner, off Gibraltar'
'The Sobraon'
Sailboat in Full Flight, 1915

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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.

John Charles Allcot 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 206
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 278
  • 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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