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(Kangaroo Hunt)
(Aboriginal Camp), 1884
Ku Ku (The Dove), a Samoan Maiden

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Born in England in the 1830s, Edward Roper arrived in Australia in 1854. A painter, illustrator, publisher, lithographer and writer he was known to have travelled extensively, particularly around the goldfields area of Victoria, capturing the scenes in watercolour and ink. He exhibited in England with the Burlington Gallery in London.

The total number of works by Edward Roper offered for sale by auction since 1975 is 57, of which 36 (63%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $73,928 for The Goldfields of Australia, Ararat sold by Bonhams in February 2019. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Edward Roper are held by the National Gallery of Australia.

Edward Roper 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 840
  • Kerr, Joan. Dictionary of Australian Artists, Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870. Oxford University Press, Australia, 1993. Page 683
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 361
  • 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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