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Unknown Aboriginal Artist

Fish, circa 1963

Property from the Collection of Fiona Brockhoff

Unknown Aboriginal Artist

Unknown Aboriginal Artist

Fish, circa 1963

Fish, circa 1963

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Property from the Collection of Fiona Brockhoff


Unknown Aboriginal Artist

Fish, circa 1963


Natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

13 in by 18 in (33 cm by 46 cm)

Unframed, the bark is in good condition. There are four small ply boxes attached with silicone on the reverse to use for display. There is a crack in the bark about 8 cm bellow the upper left hand corner extending horizontally in from the edge, though this does not appear to be deteriorating further. The pigments overall appear to be in excellent and stable position. 


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Dorothy Bennett, collected in Western Arnhem Land in 1964 or earlier
Tom and Adi Barnett, Stowe, Vermont, acquired from the above by 1964
The Barnett Collection at Columbia University, New York
Sotheby’s, Melbourne, Important Aboriginal Art, 30 June 1997, lot 92, consigned by the above
Fiona Brockhoff, Melbourne, acquired at the above auction