Born in Denmark in 1835, and after leaving school became an apprentice to his father who was a lithographer. He was recruited to work as a lithographer in Melbourne and Troedel arrived in Australia in 1860. After 3 years he set up his own business, and became Melbourne's leading printer and lithographer in th elater 19th century. He published 'The Melbourne Album' in 1863 and the 'New South Wales Album' about 1877. He died in Melbourne in 1906.
The total number of works by Charles Troedel offered for sale by auction since 1981 is 119, of which 84 (71%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,346 for Melbourne Cricket Ground, 1st January 1864 sold by Christies in November 2004. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Charles Troedel are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, Ian Potter Museum of Art and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).
Charles Troedel is listed in the following standard biographical references:
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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