Works in the database
Works with images
Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

'Shoalhaven River at Nowra, N.S.W,' May 1872
Perry's Lagoon, Kiama, 1885
Kiama Lagoon, 1887

Sales by Medium

Works on Paper
Sold 102 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Samuel Elyard

Auction Houses

Davidson Auctions
Sold 32 works for
Barsby Auctions
Sold 22 works for
GFL Fine Art
Sold 5 works for

Born on the Isle of Wight in 1817, Elyard arrived in Australia in 1821. He studied under Conrad Martens and John Skinner Prout, working with the Colonial Public Service until 1864. He painted in both watercolours and oils frequently on a large scale. In the 1840s he became mentally disturbed and later published many pamphlets to vindicate his activities while insane. In 1857 he started a journal, 'The Salem Standard' for which he imported a printing press with Hebrew type. He became a Justice of the Peace and Anglican Lay Preacher.

The earliest auction listing we have for Samuel Elyard is in 1971 and in total 170 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 102 (60%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,510 for S. E's Bedroom Merindah, April sold by Barsby Auctions in April 2018. This year 3 works have been offered for sale. Works by Samuel Elyard are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Art Gallery of NSW.

Samuel Elyard 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 407
  • Kerr, Joan. Dictionary of Australian Artists, Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. Oxford University Press, Australia, 1993. Page 243
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 307
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.

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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