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.
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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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