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Near Circular Quay, Sydney
'A Quiet Pool.'
'A. Quiet Pool'

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Where to buy or sell art works by George William Launcelot Hirst

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Sydney watercolourist and sculptor George Hirst was active between about 1900 and 1930. He studied at the East Sydney Technical College under Lucien Henry and the Art Society of New South Wales. He exhibited with the Society of Artists and the Art Society of New South Wales in the early 1900s. He was the first sculptor to be awarded the Art Gallery of New South Wales Wynne Prize in 1907 and he won again in 1923 Hirst's work was exhibited in the Early Australian Sculpture exhibition at the Ballarat fine Art Gallery in 1977.

We have records of art auction sales by George Hirst from 1976 and in total 26 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 13 (50%) were sold. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2018. Works by George Hirst are held by the Art Gallery of NSW and National Gallery of Australia.

George William Launcelot Hirst 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 523
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 324

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.

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