Untitled ['The Second Village'] 1998 [W/P]

DM_21700 copy

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 74.5 x 54.5

Signed and dated [l.l., within image: ‘Howard Arkley 98’]

Coll.: unknown (last auctioned June 2015)

Variant of Arkley’s Tudor imagery (examples from 1986ff.), often monochrome, as here: compare e.g. Tudor Village (1994) [W/P].

Details of the present work were forwarded to the Arkley Estate Sept.2011 by the former owners, who acquired it with a group of late Arkleys in about 1998. It is unclear whether the title ‘The Second Village’ is original.

Provenance

  • Private collection, Queensland, acquired directly from the artist c.1998: information and ID photo supplied to Arkley Estate by the owners Sept.2011 (as ‘The Second Village’)
  • Auctioned by Menzies, Melb., 20 March 2014, lot 60: ill., details as above; est.$9,500-12,000; sold for $8,000 plus buyer’s premium ($11,045)
  • Auctioned by Menzies, Melb., 25 June 2015, lot 9: same details, ill.; est.$10-14,000; sold for $12,000 plus buyer’s premium