The Charles Ruwolt Collection of Australian Paintings

  • Courtesy of Terry Ingram, former journalist for the Australian Financial Review, I have been lent a catalog, with sale prices of the Sale by Leonard Joel Pty Ltd of Melbourne, on Thursday 17th November 1966.
  • The entire catalog, and newspaper account, are appended as scans.
  • The Streeton here fetched a record of $13,000, the highest price achieved for such a traditional painting in recent times
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From the catalog Foreword:

"This collection, formed by the late Charles and Emily Ruwolt, was collected in the 1920 and 1930 period with great forethought and taste. It has been for many years hanging at the station property "Yarramundee", Mulwala, New South Wales."
"The collection, not large in numbers, is important in its works. The unique offering of Streetons is in itself the most impressive that has been offered since the Baldwin collection in 1919"

The collection and sale as listed:

William Beckwith McInnes

  • 1 Summer Showers, Oil Painting 19in (H) x 23 1/2 in (W) - $5.25
  • 2 Landscape Panel, Oil Painting 6 1/2 x 23 1/2 - $3.50
  • 3 Landscape with Hay Wagon, Oil Painting 19 1/2 x 23 in - $1200
  • 4 Landscape Panel, Oil Painting 6 1/2 x 23 1/2 - $400
  • 5 The Country Boy and the Town Girl, Oil Painting 23 1/2 x 25 1/2 in - $850
  • 6 The Silo, Oil Painting 1919, 13 1/2 x 19 in, - $325
  • 7 Farm Scene Panel, Oil Painting 5 in x 20 1/2 in, - $325

James Muir Auld

  • 8 Trees at Long Reef, Oil Painting, 1921 18 1/2 x 23 1/2 - $275

James Ranalph Jackson

  • 9 Sydney Harbour through Clifton Gardens, Oil Painting, 1936, 24 1/2 x 32 in, - $800
  • 10 Morning, near Manly, Oil Painting, 1936, 17 1/2 x 21 in, - $425

David Davies

  • 11 Dieppe Street Scene, Water Colour, 8 x 12 in, $300

F. Bergamini

  • 12 The Bargain, Oil Painting, 25 x 21 in, $675

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  • 13. Coogee (illustrated) Oil Painting, 1890, 36 x 19 1/2 in, - $9,000
  • 14 The Old Mill, Corfe, Oil Painting, 1909, 40 x 50 in - $2,700
  • 15 Sydney Harbour from Mosman, Oil Painting circa 1890, (illustrated) 33 x 43 in, - $3,400
  • 16 Venice, Oild Painting circa 1908, 33 x 43 in, - $1400
  • 17 Hawkesbury River, Oil Painting 1896 (illustrated) 23 x 31 1/2 in, - $13,000
  • 18 The Oak Lane, Oil Painting 1909, 25 x 30 in, - $1300
  • 19 Annear's Bridge, Oil Painting circa 1929, 7 1/2 x 25 1/2 in, - $1300
  • 20 Rhododendrons, Oil Painting 1933, 23 x 30 in, - $400
  • 21 Sydney Harbour, Across Cremorne, Oil Painting, 1907, 6 1/2 x 25 in, - $2,600
  • 21a The Sylvan Dam, Oil Painting, 1939, 44 x 34 in, - $2,350

Elioth Gruner

  • 22 Frosty Day, Oil Painting 1910, 16 1/2 x 20 1/2, - $4,000

Albert Ernest Newbury

  • 23 The Dandenongs, Oil Painting, 20 1/2 in x 27 in, - $500

Sir Hans Heysen

  • 24 Heat and Sheep, Water Colour, 1912 (illustrated) 17 1/2 x 22 in, - $2,600
  • 25 Sheep at Billabong, Water Colour, 1920, 16 1/2 x 23 in, - $1,700
  • 26 Cattle and Gums, Water Colour, 1912, 12 x 15 1/2 in, - $1050
  • 27 White Gums, Water Colour, 1917, 18 x 24 in, - $2,600
  • 28 Droving Sheep, Charcoal Drawing, 17 1/2 x 24 in, - $325
  • 29 Drover and Cattle, Water Colour, 1917, 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 in, - $1800
  • 29a The South Coast, Oil Painting, 1926, 28 x 36 in, - $2200
  • 29b Misty Morning, Water Colour, 12 1/2 x 15 in, - $800

Robert Johnson

  • 30 Sunshine and Shadow, Oil Painting 17 x 21 1/2 in, - $925ChasRuwolt--6.jpg
  • 30a From Studio Door, Oil Painting 18 x 15 in, - $N/A

Publio De Tommasi

  • 31 The Dice Game, Water Colour 1885, 36 x 24 in - $300

Blamire Young

  • 32 Vaster than Emptiness, Water Colour, 26 x 36 in, - $375
  • 32a The Abbot's Wharf, Water Colour, 15 x 20 in, - $140

Norman Alfred W. Lindsay

  • 33 Life Ascendant, Water Colour, 1922, 23 1/2 x 22 in, - $350
  • 34 The Dancer, Water Colour, 1918, 13 x 11 1/2 in, - $175
  • 35 Female Figures, Water Colour, 1920, 21 x 15 in, - $700
  • 36 Juno, Slave Girl and a Peacock, Water Colour, 1918, 12 x 10 in, - $150
  • 37 Bribery, Water Colour, 8 1/2 x 11 in, - $150

Abram Louis Buvelot

  • 38 Landscape, Oil Painting, 1873, 14 1/2 x 23 1/2 in, - $600
  • 38a Ballan, Pencil Drawing, 1876, 13 1/2 x 19 in, - $100

Mathew James Macnally

  • 39 The Dairy Farm, Water Colour 1924, 14 x 17 in, $150

Lindsay Bernard Hall

  • 40 Seated Child, Oil Painting, 28 x 24 1/2 in, - $250

Bejamin Edwin Minns

  • 41 Meditations, Water Colour, 13 x 17 in - $325

A Pratella

  • 42 Fishing Folk, Oil Painting, 13 x 28 1/2 in, - $260

Jesse Jewhurst Hilder

  • 43 Old Stables, Ryde, Water Colour, 1912, (illustrated) 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in, $1150
  • 44 The Bridge, Water Colour, 1911, 6 x 8 in, - $950

Rupert Charles W. Bunny

  • 45 Figure Composition, Oil Painting, 81 x 48 in, - $500

Sir Lionel Lindsay

  • 46 Pantoja Castille, Water Colour, 1925, 9 x 11 in, - $220
  • 47 Old Ronda, Water Colour, 1934, 9 x 12 1/2 in, $240

Frederick McCubbin

  • 48 The Pool, Oil painting, 9 1/2 x 15 1/2 in, - $900

Harold Septimus Power

  • 49 Farm Horses and Dray, Water Colour, 18 x 28 in, - $700

Tom Roberts

  • 50 Portrait Mr Charles Clark, Oil Painting, 23 x 12 in, - $350

E. K. Townshend

  • 51 Coastal Scene, NSW, Water Colour, 10 x 12 in, - $130

Charles Conder

  • 60 The Green Room, Lithograph, 8 3/4 x 11 7/8 in - $90
  • 61 A Pastoral Fantasy, Lithograph, 8 5/8 x 12 in, - $60

Final Lots

  • 62 Norman Lindsay Etching, Tom o Bedlam, no 5 of 30, $50
  • 63 Phyllis Hilder and Lionel Lindsay, Dora Creek, no 28 - $20
  • 64 Lionel Lindsay Etching, The Bathers $10
  • 65 Norman Lindsay Etching, The Windmill no 49, $180
  • 66 Norman Lindsay Etching, Cards and Women, $110
  • 67 Norman Lindsay Pen and Ink, Tom o Bedlam, $120
  • 68 Norman Lindsay Pen and Ink, The Dance, $50
  • 69 Lionel Lindsay, Etching, The Card Players, $45
  • 70 Lionel Lindsay Etching, Portrait, $60
  • 71 D Cameron Etching, Winchester Cathedral, $12
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