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Past Sales

On the Manukau, 1906
On the Manukau, 1906
On the Manukau, 1906

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Sold 4 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 14 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Charles William Foster

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 4 works for
International Art Centre
Sold 5 works for
Sold 5 works for

Born in Boston, USA in 1840, Charles Foster arrived in Australia c1856 and travelled throughout Australia during the 1860s to the 1890s. From 1873 to 1887 he exhibited marine paintings at the Victorian Academy of Arts. He travelled to New Zealand in 1895 where he painted coastal landscapes and shipping scenes and exhibited at the Auckland Society of Arts, the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in 1905, and the Otago Art Society.

In our database, 36 works by Charles Foster are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1980, of which 18 (50%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,000 for A Fair Wind sold by Leonard Joel in July 1987. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Charles Foster are held by the Auckland Art Gallery.

Charles William Foster 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 435
  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 87
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

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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