Born in London in 1806, Garling arrived in Australia in 1914. He was the official artist on Captain Stirling's expedition to Western Australia. On settling in Sydney he became Australia's first well known marine painter. He was said to have painted virtually every ship which entered Sydney Harbour over a period of 40 years.
The total number of works by Frederick Garling offered for sale by auction since 1967 is 139, of which 97 (70%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $66,528 for Sydney Cove from the New Circular Quay Looking North. 1844 sold by Christies in September 2006. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2020. Works by Frederick Garling are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Australia and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).
Frederick Garling is listed in the following standard biographical references:
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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