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Shanghai Landscape #3
Untitled, 1990
'At Close of Day,' 1904

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Where to buy or sell art works by David Reid

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Born in Scotland in 1833, David Reid studied at the Lancastrian School in Edinburgh and later between 1880-1889 under A.J. Daplyn and Julian Ashton at the Art Society School, Sydney, NSW . He exhibited at the Royal Art Society in 1890 of which he was a member. He was an active member of the Sydney art scene from the mid 1880s to the early 1930s. His works are mainly mildly impressionistic pastoral watercolours of rivers in the Sydney region, and later in his career, some etchings.

We have records of art auction sales by David Reid from 1974 and in total 73 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 48 (66%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $18,000 for September sold by Christies in October 1989. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by David Reid are held by the Art Gallery of NSW.

David Reid 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 822
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 358
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.
  • 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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