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Past Sales

The Old Mill, South Perth
South Coast Fishing Village, 1899
Sailing Vessels, 1898

Sales by Medium

Works on Paper
Sold 28 works for
Sold 5 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Herbert Gibbs

Auction Houses

GFL Fine Art
Sold 7 works for
McKenzies Auctioneers
Sold 11 works for
Sold 10 works for

Born in England in 1852, Herbert Gibbs studied at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1981 he migrated to South Australia, moving to Perth in 1885. There he taught drawing at Perth Grammar School and later became the senior draftsman of the Western Australian Lands office. Gibbs was a prominent member of the Perth Landscape Painters' Club.

The earliest auction listing we have for Herbert Gibbs is in 1976 and in total 35 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 33 (94%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,600 for Rottnest sold by GFL Fine Art in May 2013. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Herbert Gibbs are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia and National Gallery of Australia.

Herbert Gibbs 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 457
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 314
  • 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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