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The Village Laundress (Templestowe Area, c. early 1890s)
The Village Laundress (Templestowe Area)

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Leonard Joel
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Sonny Pole was a well known caricaturist around the 1890s. He was born in Adelaide in 1871, and the family later moved to Melbourne where he studied at the National Gallery of Victoria School in 1888. In the early 1890s he lived at Charterisville then set up a signwriting and decorating business in central Melbourne. As well as being a caricaturist he also painted murals. He moved to Sydney in 1899. In 1901 he moved to London, and then to Canada where he lived for the rest of his life. Where he died in 1852.

Only 2 works by this artist are listed in our database as being sold, of the 2 works offered for sale.

Leon (Sonny) Pole 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 786
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.

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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