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Australian Colonial History

Master Printmakers of 1920s & 1930s

Victor Zelman

Titles of Paintings & Etchings That Have Passed Through Auction

Houses Recently

The following works have been sold at auction since the 1970s. A number beside the title indicates that the item has been to auction several times.

Oil on board

A Bush Track Romsey A Summers Day Afternoon Pastoral Australian Landscape Australian Pastorale Boating Near Hepburn Springs 2 Boating Near Hepburn Springs Bush 2 Bush Country Bush Road Bush Road - Hepburn Springs 3 Bush Road near Hepburn Springs Camouflaged Ships Cattle grazing in Treed Landscape Cattle in Landscape 3 Cottages Near Daylesford Country Valley Cows Grazing Dandenong Vista Dawn Reflections Derriben (sic) Creek Early Evening Evening Hillside 2 Evening Light – Hepburn Springs Figures and Ox Cart in Coastal Landscape Forest Pool Grazing Cattle 2 Gum Trees at Hepburn Springs Gums and Sheep Gums at Croydon 2 Gums at Daylesford Harvest Hillsides Harvest Time Haycarting Hepburn Springs, - Daylesford Horse and Cart Impressionist Victorian Landscape In the Dandenongs 5 different paintings named “Landscape” Lilydale Lithgow Nr Katoomba Lorne Lorne – Mt. Pleasant (pair of paintings) Misty Morning – Silvan Mt Franklin Near Hepburn Springs 4 Morning Hepburn Many of the paintings have similar names. The different sizes of the boards indicate that all listed here are separate paintings.

Watercolours:

Landscape (all small works)

Homestead Thornton.

Prints or Etchings: (all small works)

Farm Near Castlemaine Gums Trees It appears that few watercolours, prints or etchings are appearing at auctions. As the etchings and prints were variously produced in runs of 25 to 75 there must be many still held privately. His oil paintings are still trading quite strongly. Over the last few years over 130 sales either public or at auction have been recorded. The highest recorded price for a painting is $14500, while works on paper including prints and graphics have fetched up to $220. These low prices may be affected by the public knowing very little about this artist as almost no mention occurs of Victor Zelman in the current literature about Melbourne artists of this era. However small traditional landscapes in oils remain popular with buyers and this brief monogram may give them an introduction to his life and work. His etchings should also be of interest due to the growing enthusiasm for Australian print makers of the early twentieth century.

Dr. Margaret Dillon, January 2016.

Readers who hold works of Victor Zelman that I have not listed above are invited

to email me with the title, date and size of the work. These will be added to the

above lists if appropriate. Likewise, anyone with photos, sketchbooks or other

personal memorabilia of this artist are also invited to contact me.

Near Daylesford Near Macedon Nocturne Old Mill – Hepburn Springs Pastoral Pastoral Pastoral Landscape Pastoral Landscape Plums Port Scene Orchard Country Panoramic Landscape Pavillion – Hepburn Springs 5 Poplars at Shepherd’s Flat Reflections – Thornton Romsey Landscape River trees Riverside Pastoral Sailors Creek Settler’s Cottage Sheep Amongst the Gums Sheep in paddock Sheep on Hillside – Leggott’s Farm Shepherds Flat Spring Day – Burwood Spring is Whispering Spring Landscape Summer Landscape Summer Light Summer Pastures Swans on the River The Fruit Pickers The Haycart The Haymakers The Jinker The Last Load The Lagoon -Diamond Creek The Little River The Lonely Bull The Old Ballan Road at Daylesford 2 The Old Waterwheel The Prospector’s Tent The Quiet Pool The Team 2 Thunder Sky Near Hepburn Springs Tranquil Morning 2 Twilight View of Canterbury Wattle and Gum 2
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Master Printmakers of

1920s & 1930s

Victor Zelman

Titles of Paintings & Etchings

That Have Passed Through

Auction Houses Recently

The following works have been sold at auction since the 1970s. A number beside the title indicates that the item has been to auction several times.

Oil on board

A Bush Track Romsey A Summers Day Afternoon Pastoral Australian Landscape Australian Pastorale Boating Near Hepburn Springs 2 Boating Near Hepburn Springs Bush 2 Bush Country Bush Road Bush Road - Hepburn Springs 3 Bush Road near Hepburn Springs Camouflaged Ships Cattle grazing in Treed Landscape Cattle in Landscape 3 Cottages Near Daylesford Country Valley Cows Grazing Dandenong Vista Dawn Reflections Derriben (sic) Creek Early Evening Evening Hillside 2 Evening Light – Hepburn Springs Figures and Ox Cart in Coastal Landscape Forest Pool Grazing Cattle 2 Gum Trees at Hepburn Springs Gums and Sheep Gums at Croydon 2 Gums at Daylesford Harvest Hillsides Harvest Time Haycarting Hepburn Springs, - Daylesford Horse and Cart Impressionist Victorian Landscape In the Dandenongs 5 different paintings named “Landscape” Lilydale Lithgow Nr Katoomba Lorne Lorne – Mt. Pleasant (pair of paintings) Misty Morning – Silvan Mt Franklin Near Hepburn Springs 4 Morning Hepburn Many of the paintings have similar names. The different sizes of the boards indicate that all listed here are separate paintings.

Watercolours:

Landscape (all small works)

Homestead Thornton.

Prints or Etchings: (all small works)

Farm Near Castlemaine Gums Trees It appears that few watercolours, prints or etchings are appearing at auctions. As the etchings and prints were variously produced in runs of 25 to 75 there must be many still held privately. His oil paintings are still trading quite strongly. Over the last few years over 130 sales either public or at auction have been recorded. The highest recorded price for a painting is $14500, while works on paper including prints and graphics have fetched up to $220. These low prices may be affected by the public knowing very little about this artist as almost no mention occurs of Victor Zelman in the current literature about Melbourne artists of this era. However small traditional landscapes in oils remain popular with buyers and this brief monogram may give them an introduction to his life and work. His etchings should also be of interest due to the growing enthusiasm for Australian print makers of the early twentieth century.

Dr. Margaret Dillon, January 2016.