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View of a Bay
View of a Bay

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Where to buy or sell art works by James Erskine Calder

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Leonard Joel
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Born in England in 1808, Calder spent some time with the Royal Ordinance Survey before being appointed Assistant Surveyor in Van Diemen's Land in 1829. He was an energetic surveyor and explorer and made many expeditions throughout Tasmania. Durign his travels he made many sketches of the Tasmanian landscape. In 1859 he became Surveyor-General and, on his retirement after 40 years as a surveyor, Sergeant-at-Arms.

In our database, 7 works by James Calder are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1973, of which 6 (86%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $6,800 for Port Phillip Bay from the South West Corner of Royal Parade, Across Batman's Swamp West Melbourne Swamp to Port Melbourn sold by Christies in March 1973. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2001.

James Erskine Calder 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 304
  • 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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