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(Girl with Toy Dog), 1918
Seated Girl with Headband
Lake Scene

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Born in Melbourne in 1893, Mary Cecil Allen studied at the National Gallery School, the Meldrum School in Melbourne, and in New York and London. She was better known as a critic and lecturer than as a painter. She was also a member of the Australian Art Association and the Victorian Artists' Society.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Mary Allen from 1974 and in total 18 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 14 (78%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $16,450 for Sorrento Hotel sold by Deutscher~Menzies in May 2001. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2019. Works by Mary Allen are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Mary Cecil Allen 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 206
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 278
  • 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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