Works in the database
203
Works with images
117
Works with multiple sales
33

Past Sales

Landscape 1866
Lago D'Orta' Italy
Lago D'orta

Sales by Medium

Paintings
Sold 111 works for
$1,889,548
Works on Paper
Sold 9 works for
$21,870
Prints & Graphics
Sold 5 works for
$3,029

Where to buy or sell art works by Henry Gritten

Auction Houses

Sotheby's
Sold 15 works for
$729,579
Christies
Sold 32 works for
$639,920
Leonard Joel
Sold 43 works for
$199,357

Born in England in 1818, Gritten was a pupil of British artist, Clarkson Stanfield. He exhibited extensively in London, including at the Royal Academy, British Institute and the Society of British Artists. After visiting the United Sates, he arrived in Australia in 1853 and except for about three years, when he was in Tasmania, worked in Victoria from the 1850's to the 70's. He prospected for gold in the Bendigo goldfields and later worked as an artist in Melbourne, contributing to Troedel's Melbourne Album and painting views of of the city and surrounding area, that are now of historical and topographical interest. He was a founding member of the Victorian Artists Academy.

In our database, 203 works by Henry Gritten are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1967, of which 125 (62%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $294,250 for Melbourne sold by Sotheby's in May 2005. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Henry Gritten are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Henry Gritten 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 484
  • Kerr, Joan. Dictionary of Australian Artists, Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. Oxford University Press, Australia, 1993. Page 327
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 318
  • 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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