Nicholas John Caire was born in 1837 in Guernsey, Channel Islands. He migrated to Australia with his parents and arrived in Adelaide about 1860. He had developed an interest in photography from a young age and with help and instruction from a local photographer soon becam competent. By his late twenties he was travelling and photographing through Gippsland and in 1867 he opened a studio in Adelaide. After marrying in 1870 he and his wife moved to Talbot, near Clunes, Victoria, where he worked for the next six years. In 1876 when he bought an established studio in Collins Street, Melbourne but in 1885 he gave up his city studio and devoted the rest of his life to outdoor photography, working from his home in South Yarra.
Our database records art auction sales of works by Nicholas Caire from 1992 and in total 121 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 73 (60%) were sold. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Nicholas Caire are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).
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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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