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Past Sales

Untitled coastal village
Hayle Bar, St IVes Bay, Cornwall
The Moors, St IVes, Cornwall

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Sold 22 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 14 works for
Prints & Graphics
Sold 1 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Herbert Ivan Babbage

Auction Houses

International Art Centre
Sold 7 works for
Dunbar Sloane
Sold 11 works for
Sold 11 works for

Born in Adelaide in 1875, Herbert Babbage moved to New Zealand as a child. He studied at Wanganui Technical College and under the artist D E Hutton and in London and Paris from 1904, returning to New Zealand about 1909 where he exhibited in Wellington, Wanganui and New Plymouth.

The earliest auction listing we have for Herbert Babbage is in 1990 and in total 43 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 37 (86%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,674 for Mending the Nets sold by International Art Centre in August 2017. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Herbert Babbage are held by the Suter Art Gallery.

Herbert Ivan Babbage is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 10
  • 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.

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