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Long John Silver
Costume Design

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Leonard Joel
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Born in Sydney in 1920, Desmonde Downing studied at the East Sydney Technical College and at the Julian Ashton School. She was principally a theatrical designer and a large collection of her designs are held in the library of the Sydney Opera House. Desmonde Downing died in 1975 while engaged in the design work for the ABC's production of Ben Hall.

Only 2 works by this artist are listed in our database as being sold, of the 2 works offered for sale.

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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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