Nov 09, 2023 - Sale 2652

Sale 2652 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000



39 3/4x25 inches, 99x63 1/2 cm. F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.
Condition B+: replaced upper left corner; repaired tears at edges, one through lower text; minor creases and restoration in margins and image.

"One of ANTA's [Australia National Tourist Association] first actions was to commission a series of promotional posters from Northfield, Trompf and Sellheim, bringing their work to an international as well as national audience. These images, intended for display around the world but largely targeted at countries in the British Empire and the United States, celebrated Australia's 'unique' attractions, presenting colorful images of land and seascapes, flora and fauna and attractive people enjoying outdoor pursuits in the glorious weather. With the word "AUSTRALIA" printed across the top or bottom of each sheet, the posters served as a visual lexicon of Australian national identity" (Northfield p. 10). This poster depicts a King Parrot, an Eastern Rosella, Major Mitchell Cockatoos and a Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo. Northfield cover and p. 30.