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Ogilvie, Helen (1902, Corrowa, Australia - 1993, Melbourn, Australia)

Houses waiting for demolition

Australia, 1963

oil on gesso ground, hard-board base, signed H Ogilvie and dated ‘63, recto of frame with various labels including small one in red with red ink inscription - artist Helen Ogilvie / Title - Houses waiting for demolition; a further label for the Commonwealth Festival exhibition, Nottingham 1966, repeating the title, and naming the owners asthe Leicester Galleries and with the catalogue number 20, with a furher Ernest Brown and Phillips Ltd, The Leicester Galleries label

245 by 195mm (9¾ by 7¾ inches).

Exhibited: probably exhibited at Helen Ogilvies first British show ‘Australian Country Dwellings’ at The Leicester Galleries, exhibition No. 1253, Feb 1963

Provenance probably acquired from The Leicester Galleries along with the other three in 1967 and thence by descent

mounted on velvet in a box frame, presumably made for the exhibition

3500 +VAT