On the Shoalhaven signed 'Arthur Boyd' (lower right), oil on board 34 x 19cm (13 3/8 x 7 1/2in).
The following lots by Arthur Boyd are from The Estate of the late Mr Barry J. Gordon
The actor Barry J. Gordon was born in Sydney in 1931. He left home at 15 after the death of his foster parents and went to live and work with the artistic community in Murrumbeena. It was here that he struck up his life long friendship with Arthur Boyd.
The present composition is of Shoalhaven, South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Arthur Boyd's recognisable depictions of Shoalhaven became a much loved subject matter expressed through the tranquil colour palette of the Australian Landscape.
Painted at Keeper's Cottage, Ramsholt, Suffolk, and gifted to Barry Gordon on 26 June 1986, while he stopped overnight on his way to Great Yarmouth to appear in The Adventures of a Bear Called Paddington.