Works in the database
29
Works with images
25
Works with multiple sales
1

Past Sales

Untitled (Abstract)
Untitled (Abstract)
Red Bluff, Elwood c. 1860

Sales by Medium

Paintings
Sold 13 works for
$1,192,025
Works on Paper
Sold 2 works for
$9,265

Where to buy or sell art works by Thomas Clark

Auction Houses

Sotheby's
Sold 3 works for
$422,375
Deutscher and Hackett
Sold 2 works for
$402,000
Christies
Sold 3 works for
$331,500

Thomas Clark, teacher and painter was born in England and after having been an anotomical drahtsman and headmaster of the Birminham School of Design, arrived in Australia about 1852. He taught art in the 1860s and became known for his landscapes of the Melbourne area. Several of his works were exhibited in the 1866 Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition. He was involved in the establishment of the National Gallery of Victoria School in 1870, a posotion he held until 1876.

In our database, 29 works by Thomas Clark are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1971, of which 15 (52%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $354,500 for Falls on the Wannon sold by Sotheby's in May 2000. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2017. Works by Thomas Clark are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, National Portrait Gallery and a further five major public national galleries (see list below).

Thomas Clark 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 324
  • Kerr, Joan. Dictionary of Australian Artists, Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. Oxford University Press, Australia, 1993. Page 153
  • 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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