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Portrait of a young lady in a revealing lace camisole and red dress
A Young Beauty
Inspiration 1899

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Where to buy or sell art works by Abbey/Aby) Altson

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Sold 7 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 18 works for
Goodmans Auctioneers
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Aby Altson was born at Middlesborough-on-Tees, in Yorkshire in 1864. He came to Australia with his brother, Barnett Hayman Altson in September 1883, and from 1885 he studied drawing two nights a week at the National Gallery School of Design in Melbourne, and in 1886 he enrolled full-time in the School of Painting, studying with other noted artists such as Fred McCubbin, John Longstaff, Emanuel Phillips Fox, David Davies, Tudor St. George Tucker, and Fred Williams.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Abbey/Aby Altson from 1967 and in total 77 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 45 (58%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $341,600 for Children's Children 1889 sold by Sotheby's in May 2013. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Abbey/Aby Altson are held by the National Gallery of Victoria.

Abbey/Aby) Altson 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 208
  • 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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