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Sydney Derby
'The Barb'
'The Finish Vrc Spring Steeplechase Flemington 1868, Adam Lindsay Gordon Winning on Viking'

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Where to buy or sell art works by Thomas Hamilton Lyttleton

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Born in Tasmania in 1826 Thomas Lyttleton grew up in Tasmania and moved to Victoria in 1851. He joined he Victoria Police and reached the rank of superintendent. He mostly painted portraits of racehorses and contributed 'Four Pictures of Horses’, all watercolours, to the 1866 Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition in 1866. He was a foundation member of the Victorian Academy of Arts, exhibiting at the first and second exhibitions in 1870 and 1872. His father, William Thomas Lyttleton was a painter, architect and army officer.

In our database, 9 works by Thomas Lyttleton are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1983, of which 5 (56%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $14,950 for Nimblefoot sold by Christies in November 1998. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2018. Works by Thomas Lyttleton are held by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Thomas Hamilton Lyttleton 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 632
  • Kerr, Joan. Dictionary of Australian Artists, Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. Oxford University Press, Australia, 1993. Page 484
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • 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…

No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.

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