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We recognize the importance of the buyer confidence in securing authentic art of impeccable provenance. We offer an opportunity to purchase museum-quality original artworks shipping worldwide. Founded in 1994, Galeria Aniela pioneer exhibit fine art outside the metropolitan area for public display and acquisition. Challenging the status quo from its inception won the trust of some of the most important Australian artists including Aboriginal artists from post WWII until today such as Arthur Boyd, John Perceval, Charles Blackman, Jamie Boyd, Mrs. Bennett, John Olsen, Lenore Boyd, Nancy Ross, Ningura Napurrula, Minnie Pwerle, Lily Kelly Napangardi, Garry Shead. Our exhibitions won the ABC TV Australian National News|Boyd Video, ABC TV Sunday Afternoon|Video, ABC TV Australian National News|Perceval Video, SBS National TV Charles Blackman Video and coup the Front Page of the Sydney Morning Herald. Passionate about fine art Galeria Aniela built a reputation in Australia and the wide World. Browse Videos - Blog.

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd 1920-1999    
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Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd 1920-1999 is one the most significant artist from post-WWII up until today. Having a long history with  the artist and the Boyd family we are privileged to access Boyd's original rare artworks of museum-quality. Arthur Boyd painting 'Bride Running Away' sold for $1.68 million see auction results.

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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Shoalhaven River Enlarge
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: : 30.5 cm x 20 cm
Framed Dimensions: 65 cm x 56 cm
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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Shoalhaven Hillside, Figure
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SOLD - Arthur Boyd, Shoalhaven at Sunset II, oil on copper, 30.5 x  22.5 cm
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Shoalhaven at Dusk
Medium: Oil on Copper
Dimensions: 30 cm x 22 cm
Price: SOLD

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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Shoalhaven Black Swan
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Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 38.5 cm x 31 cm
Framed: 73 cm x 65 cm
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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Shoalhaven 3 Cockatoos
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Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 38.5 cm x 31 cm
Framed: 73 cm x 65 cm
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Click to Enlarge: Arthur Boyd (1920-1999), Shoalhaven River Escarpment c.1970-75, Oil on Board, 36 cm x 30 cm
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Shoalhaven Escarpment
1970's  Enlarge
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions:
36.5 cm x 31 cm
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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Shoalhaven at Sunset
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Medium: Oil on Copper
Dimensions: 60 cm x 45 cm
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Click to Enlarge: Arthur Boyd, Shoalhaven Riverbank c.1970, Oil on Copper, 62 cm x  45 cm
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Shoalhaven Escarpment

Medium: Oil on Copper
Dimensions: 60 cm x 45 cm
Price: SOLD
Click:  Arthur Boyd authorized Galeria Aniela to sell his original paintings, signed November 1995
Sign by Arthur Boyd (1995) authorizing Galeria Aniela to sell his original artworks

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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title:
Rainbow, Cow, Swan
1960  Enlarge
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions:
30 cm x 38 cm
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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title:
Jonah and the Whale 1960 Enlarge
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 30 cm  x 25 cm
Price: Enquire

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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title:  
Solomon Wisdom circa 1960  Enlarge
Medium: Oil on Linen
Dimensions:
63.5 x 76.2 cm
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SOLD - Arthur Boyd, Shoalhaven River Bundanon, Oil on canvas, 30.5 x 21.5
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Shoalhaven River, Bundanon
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30
cm x 20 cm
Price: SOLD

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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title:
Lovers Dreaming of a Starry Night 1940's  Enlarge
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions:
53.4 x 76.2 cm
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SOLD - Arthur Boyd, Shoalhaven Waterfall Bather and The Elder, Oil on canvas
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Waterfall, Bather & The Elder
Medium: Oil on canvas
Image Dimensions:
60 cm x 45 cm
Price: SOLD

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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Bride with Serpent Enlarge
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Image Dimensions: 122 cm x 105 cm
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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Bride with the Necklace
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Medium: Oil on Board
Image Dimensions:
30 cm x 20 cm
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SOLD - Arthur Boyd, Lady and The Green Serpent, Oil on canvas, 122 x 92 cm
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Shoalhaven Bride with Green Serpent
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 100 x 82 cm
Price: SOLD

Since 1860 the Boyd family family produced painters, sculptors, architects, musicians, and writers including Emma Minnie à Beckett, Arthur Merric Boyd Senior, Theodore Penleigh, Martin à Beckett, William Merric, Guy Boyd, Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd known as Arthur Boyd, Jamie Boyd, David Boyd. Marriage of John Perceval and Arthur's sister, Mary produced Tessa Perceval and Celia Perceval.


Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Shoalhaven, Swan, 2 Cockatoos  
Medium: Oil on Board
Image Dimensions: 38 cm x 31 cm
Framed: 73 cm x 65 cm
Price: SOLD

Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Shoalhaven, 3 Cockatoos
Medium:
Oil on Board
Image Dimensions: 38 cm x 31 cm
Framed: 73 cm x 65 cm
Price: SOLD

Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Shoalhaven, White Cockatoos
Medium: Oil on Copper

Image
 Dimensions: 36 cm x 30 cm
Framed: 62 cm x 56 cm
Price: SOLD
 

Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Nebuchadnezzar on Fire
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Image Dimensions: 19 cm x 24 cm
Price: SOLD
Arthur Boyd, Nebuchadnezzar Windmill, Oil on Board, Image Size: 21 x 25 cm
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999Nebuchadnezzar Title: Windmill
Medium: Oil on Board
Image: 19 cm x 24 cm
Price:
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SOLD - Arthur Boyd, Pulpit Rock (Shoalhaven) Oil on canvas, 82 x 82 cm
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Pulpit Rock
Medium: Oil on canvas
Image Dimensions: 90 cm x 90 cm

Price: SOLD

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SOLD: Arthur Boyd, Nude Unveiled, Oil and collage on board paper, 55 x 65 cm
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Nude being Unveiled by Dog
Medium: Collage on Paper
Dimensions: 55 cm x 65 cm
Price: SOLD
SOLD - Arthur Boyd, RED ROCK 1990 Magic Flute, Oil on canvas, 147 x 154.5 cm
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Red Rock - Magic Flute1990
Medium: Oil on canvas
Image Dimensions: 147 cm x 154 cm
Price:
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SOLD - Arthur Boyd,  Allegory and Myth - Magic Flute, Oil on canvas, 180 x 180 cm
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999
Title: Allegory and Myth - Magic Flute
Medium: Oil on canvas
Image: 183 cm x 175 cm
Price:
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Having a long history with the artist and the Boyd family we are honored to been granted privileged access to Arthur Boyd museum-quality original paintings offered for the public acquisition.

SOLD - Arthur Boyd, Black Pool and The Queen of the Night - Magic Flute, Oil on canvas, 250 x 200 cm
Artist: ARTHUR BOYD
Black Pool Queen of the Night
Magic Flute
Medium: Oil on canvas
Image: 200 cm x 250 cm
Price: SOLD
SOLD -  Arthur Boyd, The Green Queen of the Night - Magic Flute, Oil on canvas, 200 x 250 cm
Artist:
ARTHUR BOYD
The Green Queen of the Night Magic Flute
 Medium: Oil on canvas
Image: 200 cm x 250 cm
Price: SOLD
SOLD - Arthur Boyd, Three Ladies Magic Flute, Oil on canvas, 200 x 250 cm
Artist:
ARTHUR BOYD
Title: Three Ladies Magic Flute,
Medium: Oil on canvas
Image: 200 cm x 250 cm
Price: SOLD

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ARTHUR BOYD Brides Exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art
Jamie Boyd (B.1948) is the most important living artist of the Boyd family represented worldwide.

ARTHUR BOYD Brides Exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art

ARTHUR BOYD Brides Exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art

ARTHUR BOYD Brides Exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art

PHOTO left Aniela with the Boyd family and friends.    PHOTO right: (1997) ARTHUR BOYD and Aniela Kos.

Aniela was deeply honored to become friends with the artist. Boyd regularly visited Galeria Aniela gallery, introduced her to the Boyd family. The artist enjoyed Aniela's courage and European charm. The artist admired Aniela's pioneering courage to build art gallery outside the metropolitan area, to exhibit museum-quality art for the public display and acquisition.

Jamie Boyd (B.1948) is the most important living artist of the Boyd family, his work is represented worldwide collections Queen Victoria Museum England, The Tavistock Centre London, National Gallery of Victoria, The Tavistock Centre London, Bundanon Trust Collection, University of South Australia, University of Western Australia


ARTHUR BOYD Brides Exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art

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ARTHUR BOYD Brides Exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art

Since 1860 The Boyd family family produced many painters, sculptors, architects, musicians, and writers, starting with Emma Minnie à Beckett and Arthur Merric Boyd, Theodore Penleigh, Martin à Beckett, William Merric, Helen à Beckett Read, William Merric, Lucy Gough, Guy Boyd, Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, Mary Elizabeth (married John Perceval children Matthew, Tessa Perceval, Celia Perceval & Alice are artists). Lady Nolan Mary married Sidney Nolan now a trustee of the Sidney Nolan Trust.  Arthur Boyd and his wife Yvonne (née Lennie) children Polly, Lucy Jamie Boyd are also artists.

Auction Results

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Bride Running Away (1957)

AU$1,400,000

A$1,680,000

Oil and tempera on composition board, signed 'Arthur Boyd' lower left, 91.5 x 121.5 cm, Est: $1,400,000-1,600,000, Sotheby's Australia, Important Australian Art, Melbourne, 14/08/2012, Lot No. 19

The Frightened Bridegroom (1958)

AU$1,000,000

A$1,200,000

Oil and tempera on composition board, signed 'Arthur Boyd' lower right, 61.7 x 63.5 cm, Est: $1,000,000-1,200,000, Sotheby's Australia, Important Australian & International Art, Sydney, 23/08/2011, Lot No. 14

Dry Creek Bed, Alice Springs (1953-1954)

AU$1,000,000

A$1,200,000

Oil, tempera and resin on composition board, signed 'Arthur Boyd' lower left, 91.5 x 122 cm, Est: $1,000,000-1,200,000, Sotheby's Australia, Important Australian Art, Sydney, 08/05/2012, Lot No. 20

Bridegroom Waiting for His Bride to Grow Up

AU$900,000

A$1,057,500

Oil on tempera on board, signed 'Arthur Boyd' lower right; titled 'Bridegroom waiting for his Bride to Grow Up' on exhibition label affixed to the reverse, 137.2 x 182.9 cm, Est: $600,000-900,000, Christies, Australian & International Fine Art, Melbourne, 27/11/2001, Lot No. 28

Phantom Bride 1958

AU$900,000

A$1,037,500

Oil and tempera on composition board, signed lower right Arthur Boyd, 162.5 x 139.5 cm, Est: $700,000-900,000, Deutscher~Menzies, Fine Art Auction, Melbourne, 01/05/2002, Lot No. 26

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Arthur Boyd Videos  

Video: ABC TV Australian National News 'Family Focus on Best of Boyd' Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, Jamie Boyd, Lenore Boyd, Guy Boyd, Tessa Perceval in Galeria Aniela exhibition open by Cameron O'Reilly NAG

VIDEO (gallery site): ABC TV Australian National News

VIDEO: ABC TV Sunday Afternoon with Boyd family exhibition in Galeria Aniela
 

VIDEO gallery site: ABC Sunday Afternoon, Review

Click: Arthur Boyd (1920-1999) 'Bride Running Away' Sotheby's sold for the record price $1.68 million AUVIDEO: Arthur Boyd auction video | Record price for Bride ... media.theage.com.au

VIDEO: Record price for Arthur Boyd painting smh.com.au

VIDEO: Record price for Arthur Boyd painting watoday.com

VIDEO : Arthur Boyd auction video | Record price for Bride ...media.watoday.com.au

VIDEO: Arthur Boyd auction video | Record price for Bride ...media.brisbanetimes.com.au

VIDEO: Arthur Boyd auction video | Record price for Bride ... media.canberratimes.com.au

VIDEO: Arthur Boyd explains why he paints with his hands: Figures in the Landscape - Documentaries

VIDEO: Arthur Boyd - A curator view and opinion of the artist trauma Figure and black rabbit Paintings in the studio

Tate lifts the veil on Boyd Bride |The Australian June 2010

9 News Current Affairs May 2007|  Arthur Boyd painting fetches an impressive $660,000

Tate London acquired Arthur Boyd first Bride at £250,000 June 2010 | London Telegraph

PHOTO: Hon. Bob Hawke (centre), Mrs Blanche D'Alpuget and Aniela

VIDEO: Hon. Bob Hawke AC, The Former Prime Minister of Australia (the longest serving ALP) talks about Australian Aboriginal art and Galeria Aniela

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Shoalhaven River EscarpmentPlease Scroll Down for more details
Arthur Boyd (1920-1999), Shoalhaven River Escarpment c.1970-75, Oil on Board, 36 cm x 30 cm

Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title: Shoalhaven River Escarpment circa 1975

‘Shoalhaven River Escarpment’ is an important, rare earlier work circa 1975-78, exquisitely painted in remarkably clear tone of colour and great attention to details.

During the 70's Arthur Boyd exhibited Shoalhaven series small paintings at Australian Galleries and Fischer Fine Art London. Fischer went on to become one of the founders of Malborough Fine Art in 1946. These oils are now rare highly priced gems, keenly sought after by Australian and international collectors on the World Art market.

In 1978, Arthur Boyd permanently settled at his home on the Shoalhaven River, named Bundanon. Over the years, Arthur Boyd befriended the formidable landscape, painting scenes of the Shoalhaven River and the surrounding bushland. In a second part of Boyd's painting career from the late 70’s, Boyd landscape works were based mostly on the Shoalhaven River. This resulted in a significant series of paintings that are expression of Arthur Boyd love for Australian landscape.

Shoalhaven paintings are not simply landscapes but a fusion of Australian history and the key in the artist development. The ABC TV & BBC TV co-produced the documentary film, A Man of Two Worlds, based on Boyd's life and work.

In 1993, Arthur Boyd gave to the people of Australia the family properties comprising 1,100 hectares (2,700 acres) at Bundanon on the Shoalhaven River.

Medium: Oil on Board Signed: 'Arthur Boyd' lower right

Dimension: 36.5cm x  31 cm

Framed Dimension: 64 cm x 57 cm

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Prices Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999 
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$59,999.00 35 x 28 cm Blackbirds Shoalhaven Riverbank (1985)

Joel Fine Art 14/08/2007

$47,500.00 29 x 23.5 cm Shoalhaven Riverbank Menzies 11/12/2014
$47,196.00 30 x 38 cm

Shady Riverbank - Shoalhaven

Sotheby's 24/11/2015

Sotheby's Auction AU0811 23 November 2016 

Artist:
ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999

Title: Shoalhaven Hillside Lot 33


Medium: Oil on Board

Dimensions: 30 cm x 23 cm


Estimate: $40,000-$60,000

   

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About Shoalhaven series 

At the beginning of 1975 Arthur Boyd return to Australia from England, lived for a year on the banks of the Shoalhaven River in New South Wales. The paintings in this collection were conceived during that year. The 'Narcissus' series paintings grew out of the subject -- water, reflections and the presence of a wild rock orchid including 'Nebuchadnezzar Windmill'. So as in Australian painting, as in all great landscape painting, the scenery is not painted for its own sake, but as a background of a legend and a reflection of human values.' K. Clark, introduction to Recent Australian Painting, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1961.

The imagery here echoes Boyd Bride pictures and the subsequent Diana and Actaeon series of 1961, with its bestial metamorphoses. Some of the paintings continue early themes such as Bride drinking from a Creek, Bride with the Necklace Drinking from Shoalhaven River and later the last Bride in the series Bride with the Serpent.

In the 70's, the wake of the paintings on copper Boyd created Shoalhaven at Sunset, Shoalhaven River Escarpment and Shoalhaven Sunset which literally fixed the Shoalhaven landscape in all its minute detail, Boyd began, with the ongoing stimulus of Porter's poetry, to introduce the moral narrative to the set. At the same time, in 1976, Boyd work on the Shoalhaven landscape, with its riverbank and reflecting pools under Pulpit Rock.

In 1984 Arthur and Yvonne Boyd left London to Australia and, more specifically, to their property Bundanon, on the Shoalhaven River. However Boyd's joy at re-discovering the Australian landscape was tempered with a distressing awareness of the careless treatment of the natural environment by reckless and hedonistic visitors. Boyd was a practical environmentalist who, together with Sidney Nolan, had fought to stop sand-dredging near Riversdale on the Shoalhaven in 1981. The artist is recorded as saying: "I think Australians have been apt to believe that because this was such a vast land, they couldn't make a mark on it. But a mark has been made and if it continues at this rate, it will soon be too late..." (Arthur Boyd, cited in J McKenzie, Arthur Boyd Art & Life, London, 2000, p.169). Thus while the subject matter of Boyd's Bather series followed a long established western art historical tradition, Boyd's rendering of this theme was imbued with both personal and contemporary environmental concerns, as Hoff noted in the following extract:
"Boyd's NOW in bathers, which had not occupied him since the early fifties was revived by Cézanne's Bathers in the London, National Gallery. The idyllic and secluded beach, far from the city, which Conder and Streeton had made popular, is replaced by the beach in the technological age. Cars and speedboats, raucous cries of a hedonistic mob break the calm of nature. What Boyd owes to Cézanne is the considered build-up of the figures into a frieze composition. The stunning effect of the huge painting rests on the contrast between hot tints, ugly masks and monstrous forms of a crowd and the beauty of the natural world. Above the garish human turmoil rises the impressive, timeless riverbank. Luminous cumulus clouds scud across the deep blue sky. Never before in Boyd's work have nature and man stood in such striking juxtaposition. To quote
Elwyn Lynn, "the work is the epitome of the creative continuity of Arthur Boyd's art." (U Hoff, op.cit, p.81).
Curtsey: Sotheby's catalogue, 23 April 2007.

 

Arthur Boyd Shoalhaven Series of paintings

PHOTO: Aniela Kos and ARTHUR BOYD, Aniela won the trust of one of the most important Australian living artist (1995)

Series of paintings have always been recognized as outstanding contributions to the Australian art of their time. Transcending social issues and cultural commentary, Arthur Boyd created series of paintings that are without doubt a key group of paintings in the history of Australian art and in Arthur Boyd's development as an artist.

Arthur Boyd produced a number of eminent series of paintings including Shoalhaven River, Wimmera landscape, Nebuchadnezzar  and Bride series. Boyd's ‘Brides’ paintings were reunited at Melbourne's Heide Museum. In this regard comparable to Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series or Marc Chagall ‘Love and Dream’ series.

In 1978, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd purchased properties and settled permanently at Bundanon on the Shoalhaven River. In 1979 ABC TV and BBC TV co-produced the television documentary film, A Man of Two Worlds, based on Boyd's life and work.
Over the years, Arthur Boyd painted landscape scenes of the Shoalhaven River and the surrounding bushland.

This resulted in one of the most significant series of ‘Shoalhaven River’ paintings that are not simply landscapes but rather, a fusion of Boyd's European and Australian backgrounds.

Each painting based on the Shoalhaven River in the series is absolutely unique. The precise number of Arthur Boyd paintings produced in the series is unknown nonetheless every painting in each individual series is unquestionably unique.

During the latter part of Boyd's painting career, Boyd landscape works were based on the Shoalhaven River, the series most prized by the public.  

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ARTHUR BOYD (1920-1999) Shoalhaven at Sunset c1976-78 oil on copper, 60.5 x 43.0 cm signed lower right: Arthur Boyd

Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title: Shoalhaven at Sunset on Shoalhaven River c. 1975 - 78

Boyd exhibited Oil on Copper at Australian Galleries (1976) and Fischer Fine Art London (1977). Now these exquisitely painted works are rare gems, highly priced and keenly sought after the World Art market investors.

Arthur Boyd had a strong relationship with the Shoalhaven River landscape. The Shoalhaven River was the constant source of inspiration for Boyd's work. From the 70’s Boyd painted landscapes on the Shoalhaven River. This resulted in a significant series of Shoalhaven paintings that are without doubt a key group of paintings in the history of Australian art and in Boyd's development as an artist. There is no precise number of Boyd's works in Shoalhaven series however each artwork based on the Shoalhaven River is absolutely unique. In 1979 the ABC TV and BBC TV co-produced the television documentary film, built on Arthur Boyd life and Shoalhaven landscape. In 1979 the ABC TV and BBC TV co-produced the television documentary film, built on Arthur Boyd life and Shoalhaven landscape.

Inspired by Shoalhaven at Sunset Shoalhaven at Sunset Google
Google
changed the Company Logo to a Boyd-inspired logo to mark Arthur Boyd 90th anniversary The Age, 24 July 2010 .  Arthur Boyd 90th Birthday -  Google Logo Boyd-inspired "Shoalhaven at Sunset" , 24 July 2010

Google honoured Arthur Boyd with a Boyd-inspired logo on Australian search engine's on 24 July 2010.

The Google rework of the company's logo to mark the significant event around the world, inspired by Shoalhaven at Sunset, a work from Boyd's famous Shoalhaven series.

Michael Lopez, the Google designer who created the logo, says he pored over Boyd's work searching for inspiration before being struck by the unique brushstrokes and colours of the Shoalhaven works.

Lopez was particularly taken, he says, by Boyd's pinks, reds, teals and earthy tones. ''The Shoalhaven series embodies that particular style,'' says Lopez. I tried to copy it brushstroke for brushstroke.

'' The California-based Lopez' previous doodles include logos to mark the births of American painters Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). He did not know Boyd's work before he started the project but is now a fan.

Dimensions: 60 x 45 cm

Framed: 95 cm x 80 cm

Medium: Oil on Copper

Signed: ARTHUR BOYD lower right

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Sold Prices Arthur of Boyd 1920-1999 Oil on copper oil-on-copper-pink

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$166,220.00 (£73,500) 30.5 x 21.5cm Forest with Boulders 1976

Christie's London 16/12/2008

$156,000.00 30.7 x 24.3 cm Timbered Rock Face Sotheby's 23/11/2010
$144,120.00 (£91,250) 63.5 x 50.8 cm Shoalhaven Broken Cliff Christie's London 11/10/2011
$114,115.00 (£50,460) 30.9 x 21.6cm Forrest circa 1976 Christie's London 16/12/2008
Est: $110,000.00+25% BP 60.5 x 43.5 cm Shoalhaven at Sunset Lawson-Menzies 21/11/2013

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NOTES Shoalhaven Escarpment and Shoalhaven at Sunset 1976-78

After ten years in Europe where he built his international profile as a figurative modernist Australian artist, Arthur Boyd and his family returned to Australia and purchased the famous property at Bundanon on the Shoalhaven River in 1978. From that point on, he set about painting the immense power of the formidable river landscape –  the strength of the land, the river in flood, the passage of twilight, and the almost heraldic image of Pulpit Rock –  generally imbued with allegorical narratives of the human condition.

Shoalhaven at Sunset c1975-78 is a jewel-like early Oil on Copper (from the period of the artist greatest artistic acclaim), painted with the colours of the oil paint reflected from an underlying copper surface, giving it the brilliance. This makes the sunset colours seem heightened, more sensual, but that would be for any viewer who had not been to the Shoalhaven and experienced the intensity of light over the river at sunset. Boyd captures a deeply spiritual experience philosophically tied to notions of sustainability: he strove lifelong for the preservation of the bush landscape for future generations. Boyd’s sunset image shows a white cockatoo coming alive, turning, squawking, descending, as day turns to night. It twists high above the basalt layers of the riverbank. It is here that the river gums stand above the waterline, straining for water in days of endless drought. Boyd marks his belief in the sustainability of this environment with a foreground triangular structure of rocks and trees, like a strong abiding haven for the descending cockatoo. Professor Peter James Smith BSc (Hons); Msc; M Stats; MFA; Phd. November 3, 2013

In 1993 Arthur Boyd has given his beloved home Bundanon and properties on the Shoalhaven River to Australian people. Arthur and Yvonne Boyd's gift of the Bundanon properties and collections has given Australia a unique cultural and environmental asset. The gift was borne out of Arthur Boyd's often stated belief that 'you can't own a landscape' and the deeply felt wish that others might also draw inspiration from Bundanon. Gifted to the Australian people in 1993 by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd the Bundanon property (which includes the Bundanon Homestead site and the Riversdale site) is located on 1,100 hectares of pristine bush land overlooking the Shoalhaven River,  in NSW, near Galeria Aniela gallery, two and a half hours south of Sydney.

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Oil on Copper
How to paint on raw copper plate

Since 1700's archival oil-on-copper-plate painting technique has been used by artists for hundreds of years with stunning results. Oil-on-copper plate painting allows superior clarity and brilliance of colour.

The reason Oil-on-copper-plate painting is called archival because unlike canvas or board, copper plate painting with a smooth archival surface assures archival quality that can be easily restored if required.

However painting on copper is a different experience than painting on canvas or board. The technique exposes artists to many challenges and the Copper Plate must be properly prepared for that reason contemporary artists seldom use oil-on-copper-plate painting technique.

A master painter Arthur Boyd 1920-1999 exhibited oil-on-copper plate paintings in Australian Galleries Melbourne (1976) and at Fischer Fine Art London (1977). Now these exquisite oil-on-copper are highly priced rare gems, keenly sought after by the World Art market collectors.

How to prepare copper plate for painting with oils

 1. Cut Substrate for Copper Plate. To prepare copper plate as an archival surface, the artist first cut a solid substrate to glue to the back of the copper plate. This will prevent bending, denting or any other major movement that would cause the painting to crack. The artist must choose flat, medium-density fiberboard and cut it to just under the size of the copper plate.

2. Roughen the Back of the Copper Plate. The artists sands the backside of the copper plate with coarse sandpaper or scratch grooves into the metal. This roughening helps the glue adhere to the surface while keeping the protective plastic on the front of the copper plate.

3. Remove Dust from the Copper Plate. To further ensure a good bond, the artist cleans off the sanded backside of the copper with denatured alcohol.

5. Tape the Copper Plate to the Substrate. To ensure a good bond between the surfaces the artist tape the board to the copper.

 6. Apply Weight to Copper Plate and Substrate. To ensure that the backing does not slip to one side or the other while drying. The artist must not come in contact with the copper plate.

7. Seal the Substrate. When the glue has set, the artists seals the MDF with a wood sealer to prevent warping or other damage from water penetration.

8. Sand and Clean the Front of the Copper Plate. The artists removes the plastic protection from the front of the copper plate and, while wearing a particle dust mask and nitrile gloves, sand the surface with fine-grit sandpaper, taking great care to sand the entire surface thoroughly. If the artist wants a beveled edge on the copper plate, he sands the edges of the plate with a file or a block wrapped in sand paper. Once the sanding is completed, the artist cleans the surface with denatured alcohol and a clean cotton rag or paper towels. The artists keep clean nitrile gloves on during this process to ensure that the oils of your skin.

9. Etch the Copper Plate With Garlic Juice. Once the surface is clean, the artist may remove the particle dust mask and take the plate into the studio. Then the artist cut a clove of garlic and rub it’s juice onto the painting surface or use a brush to apply a thin layer of pure garlic juice onto the surface. Usually several garlic cloves are required and a razor blade on a plate nearby so, after covering a few square inches, the artist can slice or reslice a clove for fresh garlic juice. The garlic juice etches the surface of the copper and allows for a chemical bond to the lead in your primer and/or the lead in white; this is in addition to the mechanical bond that sanding alone would provide.

10. Paint on the Prepared Copper Plate. The artist may paint on the freshly dried, garlic-juice-rubbed copper surface right away with pure oil paint or apply primer to create a silky smooth white surface for paint application.
Artist use lead white either when priming the surface of the copper or in the initial layers of the painting because the lead in the paint will chemically bond to the copper, further ensuring that the paint will have good adhesion to the surface.
If painting directly onto the copper plate, artist covers all areas with paint as exposed copper will eventually change color.
Then again,
painting on Copper helps reflecting the colour from the underlying copper surface giving colours brilliant intensity of glowing light and its brilliance and making it heightened.

How to Prime a Copper Plate. Priming is traditional when painting on copper plate. To do this, the artist applies two coats of very thin lead-based oil primer to the surface. The artist must keep these layers smooth and thin by rubbing on a small amount of the lead primer with the gloved palm of your hand. If artist wish for a smoother surface, after the primer is dry, can carefully wet sand the surface with oil and fine-grit sandpaper.

challenges archival oil-on-copper-plate painting technique

Smooth slippery surface

Flexing of the metal

An unwavering brush

Humidity

Quickly drying paint

must have a variety of brushes of both natural and synthetic fibers

Printmaker’s copper plates usually are .050-inch (16 gauge) thickness, but a thinner plate is perfectly fine for painting on copper.

If Copper plate is properly prepared, it is a smooth, archival oil-painting surface that’s been used by artists for hundreds of years with stunning results.

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Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title:  Solomon circa 1960

SOLOMON was very young  when he become a king and he followed the good advice of his father King David. However Salomon did not know how to rule and coveted for Wisdom he wanted to learn how rule his people in a right way. In his dream he got an answers: ‘Because you have asked for wisdom and not for long life or riches, I will give you more wisdom than anyone who has ever lived. But I will also give you what you did not ask for, both riches and glory.

Medium: Oil on Linen

Signed: Arthur Boyd lower right

Dimensions: 63.5 cm x 76.2 cm

Framed:  89 cm x 93 cm

Exhibited:

  • Fisher Fine Art, London (C 14.267)

  • Jason and Rhodes Gallery

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Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title: Lovers Dreaming of a Starry Night late 1940's

Signed: Arthur Boyd lower right

Medium: Oil on Board

Dimensions: 53.4 cm x 76.2 cm

Framed:  66 cm x 87 cm

Exhibited:

  • Fisher Fine Art, London (C 14.262)

  • Jason and Rhodes Gallery

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Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title: Shoalhaven Hillside with Figure in the Bush  circa 1975

Medium: Oil on Board

Dimensions: 26 cm x 22 cm

Framed: 33 cm x 28 cm

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Arthur Boyd 1920-1999  Shoalhaven series Medium: Oil on Board
Price (inc. GST) Dimensions Details  
$47,500.00 29 x 23.5cm Shoalhaven Riverbank Menzies 11/12/2014
$43,470.00 26.5 x 33cm Evening on the Shoalhaven Deutscher&Hackett 04/05/2016
$40,260.00 25.1 x 20.7cm

Shoalhaven (1975)

Sotheby's 31/08/2010

Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999

Title: Shoalhaven Hillside 1970's

Dimensions: 30 cm x 23 cm

Sotheby's AU0811 Lot 33 23/11/2016

Estimate: $40,000-$60,000

 
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Artist: ARTHUR BOYD 1920-1999

Title:  Jonah and the Whale c. 1960

Medium: Oil on Board

Dimensions: 30 cm  x 25 cm

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Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title: Landscape with Swan and Rainbow c. 1960-70

Medium: Oil on Board

Dimensions: 30 cm x 38 cm

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Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title: Shoalhaven River with Black Swan and Three White Cockatoos

Since the 70’s Boyd painted landscapes on the Shoalhaven River. This resulted in a significant series of Shoalhaven paintings that are without doubt a key group of paintings in the history of Australian art and in Boyd's development as an artist. There is no precise number of Boyd's works in Shoalhaven series however each artwork based on the Shoalhaven River is absolutely unique. In 1979 the ABC TV and BBC TV co-produced the television documentary film, built on Arthur Boyd life and Shoalhaven landscape.

Medium: Oil on Board Signed Lower right: ARTHUR BOYD

Dimensions: 38.5 cm x 31 cm

Framed: 73 cm x 65 cm

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Arthur Boyd 1920-1999  Shoalhaven series Medium: Oil on Board
Sold Price(inc. GST) Dimensions Details  
$59,999.00 35 x 28cm Blackbirds Shoalhaven Riverbank (1985)

Joel Fine Art 14/08/2007

$47,500.00 29 x 23.5cm Shoalhaven Riverbank Menzies 11/12/2014
$47,196.00 30 x 38cm Shady Riverbank - Shoalhaven Sotheby's 24/11/2015
$43,470.00 26.5 x 33cm Evening on the Shoalhaven Deutscher&Hackett 04/05/2016
$41,940.00 37 x 29cm

Shoalhaven Landscape and Cockatoos

GFL Fine Art 27/05/2008
$41,480.00 30.5 x 20cm Shoalhaven Riverbank c. 1972 Deutscher&Hackett 29/08/2007
$41,480.00 30.5 x 19.5cm Shoalhaven Riverbank & Cockatoo Deutscher&Hackett 29/08/2007
$40,800.00 30 x 19.7cm Shoalhaven Riverbank, Crane Sotheby's 23/11/2010
$40,260.00 25.1 x 20.7cm

Shoalhaven (1975)

Sotheby's 31/08/2010
 

   

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An International Australian artist Jamie Boyd (B.1948) is recognized the most important living artist of the distinguish Boyd family. Jamie Boyd is represented in major public collections worldwide including: Queen Victoria Museum Gallery England, The Tavistock Centre London, National Gallery of Victoria, The Tavistock Centre London, Bundanon Trust Collection, University of South Australia, University of Western Australia.

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Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title: Shoalhaven River with Black Swan

Since the 70’s Boyd painted landscapes on the Shoalhaven River. This resulted in a significant series of Shoalhaven paintings that are without doubt a key group of paintings in the history of Australian art and in Boyd's development as an artist. There is no precise number of Boyd's works in Shoalhaven series however each artwork based on the Shoalhaven River is absolutely unique. In 1979 the ABC TV and BBC TV co-produced the television documentary film, built on Arthur Boyd life and Shoalhaven landscape.

Medium: Oil on Board Signed Lower right: ARTHUR BOYD

Dimensions: 38.5 cm x 31 cm

Framed Dimensions: 73 cm x 65 cm

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Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999 Medium: Oil on Board  Shoalhaven series
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Dimensions Details  
$59,999.00 35 x 28cm Blackbirds Shoalhaven Riverbank (1985)

Joel Fine Art 14/08/2007

$47,500.00 29 x 23.5cm Shoalhaven Riverbank Menzies 11/12/2014
$47,196.00 30 x 38cm Shady Riverbank - Shoalhaven Sotheby's 24/11/2015
$43,470.00 26.5 x 33cm Evening on the Shoalhaven Deutscher&Hackett 04/05/2016
$41,940.00 37 x 29cm

Shoalhaven Landscape and Cockatoos

GFL Fine Art 27/05/2008
$41,480.00 30.5 x 20cm Shoalhaven Riverbank c. 1972 Deutscher&Hackett 29/08/2007
$41,480.00 30.5 x 19.5cm Shoalhaven Riverbank & Cockatoo Deutscher&Hackett 29/08/2007
$40,800.00 30 x 19.7cm Shoalhaven Riverbank, Crane Sotheby's 23/11/2010
$40,260.00 25.1 x 20.7cm

Shoalhaven (1975)

Sotheby's 31/08/2010
 

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Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title: Shoalhaven River with Clouds c. 1980

Since the 70’s Boyd painted landscapes on the Shoalhaven River. This resulted in a significant series of Shoalhaven paintings that are without doubt a key group of paintings in the history of Australian art and in Boyd's development as an artist. There is no precise number of Boyd's works in Shoalhaven series however each artwork based on the Shoalhaven River is absolutely unique. In 1979 the ABC TV and BBC TV co-produced the television documentary film, built on Arthur Boyd life and Shoalhaven landscape. Arthur Boyd had a strong relationship with the Shoalhaven River landscape. The Shoalhaven River was the constant source of inspiration for Boyd's work. In 1993 Arthur Boyd has given his beloved home located on the Shoalhaven River Bundanon to Australian people.

Medium: Oil on Board 

Signed Lower right: ARTHUR BOYD

Dimensions: 30.5 cm x 20 cm

Framed Dimensions: 65 cm x 56 cm

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Arthur Boyd 1920-1999 Oil on Board Prices (inc. GST)

Sold Prices Dimensions Details  
$47,500.00 29 x 23.5cm Shoalhaven Riverbank

Menzies Melbourne 11/12/2014

$43,470.00 26.5 x 33cm

Evening on the Shoalhaven

Deutscher&Hackett 04/05/2016
$40,800.00 30 x 19.7cm

Shoalhaven Riverbank, Crane

Sotheby's 23/11/2010
$41,480.00 30.5 x 20cm

Shoalhaven Riverbank c. 1972

Deutscher&Hackett 29/08/2007
$41,480.00 30.5 x 19.5cm

Shoalhaven Riverbank and Cockatoo

Deutscher&Hackett 29/08/2007
$40,260.00 25.1 x 20.7cm

Shoalhaven (1975)

Sotheby's 31/08/2010
$39,040.00 21 x 17.cm

Aboriginal Children & Windmill (1960)

Sotheby's 26/08/2014
$36,600.00 30.5 x 23cm Shoalhaven Hillside (1975) Sotheby's 23/11/2010
$37,260.00 37 x 30.3 cm

Flame Trees and Cockatoos

Sotheby's 24/11/2015
$32,800.00 30 x 22cm

Shoalhaven c. 1980

Joel Fine Art 30/10/2007
$32,292.00 19.5 x 24cm

Yellow Nebuchadnezzar in Hilly Landscape

Sotheby's 26/11/2013

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Jamie Boyd (B.1948) is the most important living artist of the distinguish Boyd family, he is represented worldwide including Queen Victoria Museum Gallery England, The Tavistock Centre London, National Gallery of Victoria, The Tavistock Centre London, Bundanon Trust Collection, University of South Australia, University of Western Australia.

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Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title: Bride with Necklace drinking from the Shoalhaven River, Pulpit Rock circa 1970-75

Arthur Boyd gift of the Bundanon properties on Shoalhaven River and collections has given Australia a unique cultural and environmental asset. Arthur Boyd's often stated belief that 'you can't own a landscape' and the deeply felt wish that others might also draw inspiration from Bundanon. Gifted to the Australian people in 1993 by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd the Bundanon property (which includes the Bundanon Homestead site and the Riversdale site) is located on 1,100 hectares of pristine bush land overlooking the Shoalhaven River, near Nowra in New South Wales, two hours of Sydney.

Medium: Oil on Board

Signed lower right: Arthur Boyd

Dimensions: 30.6 x 20.8 cm

Framed Dimensions: 65 x 56 cm

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Sold Prices (exc. GST)  Title: Bride Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999
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$268,400 31 x 38cm Bridegroom Waiting for Bride to Grow Up c.1957-1958
Oil on board

Sotheby's 11/05/2016

$244,000 25.3 x 30.5cm

Persecuted Lovers - Study, Known as Lovers c. 1957-58
Oil on board

Bonhams 07/06/2016
$53,680 24.2 x 27.5cm

Bride Over Shoalhaven c.1978-80
Oil on Paper

Sotheby's 10/05/2016
 

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Arthur Boyd beautiful 'Bride' paintings are rare and among his finest, a beautiful powerful figure of Boyd imagery. Boyd 'Brides' are in major public collections: Tate Gallery LondonNational Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia confirm the stature of Arthur Boyd legacy in Australian and international art. Arthur Boyd, Bride Running Away, Sotheby's Sold for $1,680,000 (5/08/2012) and 'The Frightened Bridegroom' SOLD for: $1,200,000 (23/08/2011)

Arthur Boyd ’Bride with the Necklace drinking from the Shoalhaven River’  is a master work, painted with great buoyancy circa 1970-75. On the background of the Pulpit Rock ‘The Bride’ descends to Shoalhaven River to drink water. The symbolism of water has a universal undertone of ‘purity and fertility’ and is often viewed as the source of life itself. Symbolically water means Transformation, Subconscious, Fertilization, Purification, Reflection, Intuition, Renewal, Blessing, Motion and Life.

The Bride, associated with love, beauty and fertility is wearing a 'Necklace'. The ‘necklace’ symbolizes the beauty and look of wealth. Necklace believed to hold the power to bring great happiness. The necklace resembles new life, growth, a fresh start and new beginnings. But also, more spiritually, 'a Necklace' stands for; nurturing, tranquillity, purity, personal growth, awakening and positive change. Historically a necklace has cultural significance as well as huge spiritual, the function is to commemorate ancestors and honour mythological beings and their stories.

The painting ’Bride with Necklace drinking from Shoalhaven River’ is characteristically Arthur Boyd with attention to details and superb tone of colour and texture, is one of Boyd's most beautiful small Brides paintings that belongs to the prestigious the Bride series.

Arthur Boyd had a strong relationship between the landscape and the Shoalhaven River. The Shoalhaven River was the constant source of inspiration for Arthur Boyd's work. In 1993, Arthur Boyd gave his Bundanon estate on Shoalhaven River in NSW to the nation for the benefit of many.

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Artist: Arthur Boyd 1920-1999

Title: Bride and Serpent 1995

'Bride and Serpent' (1995) is the last Arthur Boyd's 'Bride' that belongs to his  famous Bride series of paintings the artist has done.

Medium: Oil on Canvas Signed lower right ARTHUR BOYD

Image Dimensions: 122 cm x 102 cm

Framed Dimensions: 142 cm x 122 cm

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See Auction results. 'Bride Running Away' (1957) Sotheby's sold for $1,680,000 (5/08/2012) and 'The Frightened Bridegroom' Sotheby's sold for $1,200,000 (23/08/2011).

Arthur Boyd hauntingly beautiful 'Bride' paintings are rare and among his finest, firm of figure and powerful of imagery. The presence of a Bride painting is rarely seen in private collections, rather major public collections: Tate Gallery LondonNational Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia confirm the stature of Arthur Boyd legacy in Australian and international art.

Love, Marriage and Death of a Half-Caste, as the series was called collectively, touches on the epic and the heroic, an Antipodean tragedy of the proportions of Romeo and Juliet. In  Boyd 'Bride' series, his technique ...... became more painterly and figures integrated with their bush land settings. The figures metamorphosed into dragonflies or windmills as themes of thwarted love, of Eros; and references to classical mythology emerged in the highly personalized, often erotic, symbolism, influenced by Renaissance masters and the vigor of contemporary expressionism. Arthur Boyd paintings took on a greater thickness through the developed skill of his handling.

Certainly Arthur Boyd paintings from the Bride series are part of the iconography for much of his rich ..output" 
Courtesy
: Peter Fish The Money-Business Sydney Morning Herald, 1 October 2005.
In Bride series
a ... plunging figure in white becomes the waterfall at which she drinks below, the fire consuming passion of her lover emerging from the primal forest, figured partly in elements of face and hand reaching to touch the downward rush. Figures emerge and submerge in the bush-land of a highly idiosyncratic work, of multiple meaning and quenching thirst, redolent with the energy of drama.

   

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About Arthur Boyd 'Bride series'

In 1951 30-year-old Arthur Boyd travelled to Central Australia where he witnessed the strained relationships between indigenous Australians and white Australians. In Persecuted lovers, a painting from the series Love, Marriage and Death of a Half-Caste 1957–58 a rifleman takes aim on two lovers with silent murderous anticipation.

In 1957, Arthur Boyd developed his first series of Bride images, known more formally as Love, Marriage and Death of a Half-caste. The early works in the series had as their focus the relationship between Australia's white and indigenous occupants. By the 1960s, however, this earlier political emphasis had changed: Boyd's attention was fixed more on the subject of the bride in the landscape.

In his 1960s images, Boyd frequently combined the motif of a bride drinking from a river with another favoured visual trope "the diagonally plunging figure with the bridal gown flared-out and bell-shaped there is a play with the poetic ambivalence of metaphoric associations: the drinking bride is insect-like, as is the washing figure, not spider now but rather dragonfly or butterfly, a white bridal insect lost and watched in wild solitude." (F. Phillipp, Arthur Boyd, London, 1967, p.100).

The bride's appearance in Bride on the Shoalhaven is reminiscent of these works from the 1960s, particularly Bride Drinking from a Pool. Nevertheless, in Bride on the Shoalhaven, painted in the mid-1980s, the wild solitude of Boyd's 1960s landscape has lightened, becoming less embedding of the figure it surrounds: a shift perhaps prompted by Boyd's acquisition of his beloved Bundanon.

The artist first visited Bundanon, a property located on the Shoalhaven River on the south coast of New South Wales, in 1971. Boyd felt an immediate affinity with the area and in 1973 purchased the nearby property of Riversdale, subsequently acquiring Bundanon in 1979.

The canvas follows a format familiar to Boyd's Shoalhaven paintings of the mid-1970s, with the surface broken up into horizontal bands containing cobalt blue sky, the steep slope of the riverbank and the river. The disparate elements are linked by both the textural application of the paint, as well as the immense figure of the bride, who swoops, bird-like, into the water. Her vertical movement is replicated by the trunks of the trees, which divide the canvas by stripes of white, grey and taupe.

 

Boyd had an intimate knowledge of the landscape that he painted, acquired through both living and working in the area. Furthermore, his prolific production of small Shoalhaven landscapes on copper, which were characterised by precision and detail, helped to imbue his larger scale paintings with a delicacy and lightness of touch. By the late 1980s, the Shoalhaven was the source of inspiration for much of Boyd's work, but this did not result in the artist abandoning his earlier imagery and themes. Exemplified by Bride on the Shoalhaven, Boyd unites the mystical figure of the bride with the exquisite Shoalhaven landscape.

In the painted world of Arthur Boyd's imagining, "people are suspended between worlds, or states of being, between the pitiless forces of nature and the god-like grace of being human, between hostility and serenity, participation and voyeurism, love and lust and so on" (B. Pearce, "Arthur Boyd", Australian Painters of the Twentieth Century, Sydney, 2000, p.149).

Boyd moved with his family to London late in 1959. There, his exposure to the works of Piero di Cosimo and Titian broadened the artist's horizons, enabling him to tap into a wellspring of mythological and symbolic currents that would continue to shape his art for the rest of his life. This attraction to the mythological did not distract Boyd from the course he had set as an artist during the previous thirty years in Australia: rather, it would imbue much of his art from this time on with a dramatic darkness and resonance.

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