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The Royal Ophir coming into Port Adelaide carrying the Duke of York. Had just come in from Melbourne where the Duke had opened the first Federal Parliament
Hills Farm
Shipping Port Adelaide

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Where to buy or sell art works by Reg Comley

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GFL Fine Art
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McKenzies Auctioneers
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Born in Adelaide in 1875, Reg Comley was painting companion to Hans Heysen. He studied under James Ashton at the South Australian School of Art and in Italy and London at the Slade School. Comley painted seascapes, landscapes and architectural subjects in oil and watercolour. He was a member of Adelaide's Easel Club, founded in 1892 as a breakaway from the South Australian Society of Arts and he exhibited there in 1899 and 1900.

We have records of art auction sales by Reg Comley from 1970 and in total 24 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 15 (63%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $1,183 for Saplings sold by Gregsons in August 1992. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023.

Reg Comley is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 298

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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