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Past Sales

The Sun Woman
Rala the White Frog

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Sold 57 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 18 works for
Prints & Graphics
Sold 5 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Ainslie Roberts

Auction Houses

Elder Fine Art
Sold 33 works for
Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Sold 19 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 10 works for

Born in England in 1911, Roberts arrived in Australia in 1920. He studied at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts and is best known for paintings illustrating the mythological and dreamtimes of the Aborigines. Roberts illustrated eleven books covering Aboriginal culture and the Australian outback. He exhibited in Adelaide and Melbourne from 1963 to 1988.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Ainslie Roberts from 1975 and in total 129 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 80 (62%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $23,000 for The Creator Kala and Her Three Children sold by Elder Fine Art in November 2009. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023.

Ainslie Roberts is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 579
  • 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…

Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.

The Australian Art Sales Digest is a database of over 610,000 works by more than 12,000 artists who are listed as having either lived or worked in Australia or New Zealand, and an additional 36,000 foreign and other artists, offered for sale by auction in Australia and New Zealand from the early 1970s to the present day.

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