Works in the database
139
Works with images
66
Works with multiple sales
4

Past Sales

(The Essex in a Gale)
Racing Yacht Nereid on Sydney Harbour, c1866
The 'Parramatta' in Full Sail off Sydney Heads C.1870

Sales by Medium

Works on Paper
Sold 94 works for
$901,980
Paintings
Sold 3 works for
$5,740

Where to buy or sell art works by Frederick Garling

Auction Houses

Christies
Sold 25 works for
$310,664
Sotheby's
Sold 28 works for
$304,882
Lawsons
Sold 15 works for
$112,273

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:

  • 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 451
  • Kerr, Joan. Dictionary of Australian Artists, Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. Oxford University Press, Australia, 1993. Page 286
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 312
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • 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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