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Figures on the Beach 1847
'Children Sailing a Boat by Riverbank - A Small Sketch'
'Lucca from the City Walls'

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Where to buy or sell art works by William Gilbert Collins

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Born in Victoria in 1889, Collins studied at the National Gallery Gallery School, Melbourne from 1925 to 1930. A portrait and landscape painter, he was a finalist in the Art Gallery of New South Wales Archibald Prize in 1925, 1926, 1927, 1933, 1938, 1941, 1944 1949, 1952 and 1955 and the Wynne Prize in 1941. However only one exhibition is recorded, held in Melbourne in 1957, and he died the same year.

The earliest auction listing we have for William Collins is in 1982 and in total 35 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 23 (66%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $5,520 for Bolouge Sur Mer sold by Christies in April 1997. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by William Collins are held by the National Gallery of Victoria and Art Gallery of Western Australia.

William Gilbert Collins 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 335
  • 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…

Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.

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