Lot 397 : "Goldfish" by Charles Wheeler
Charles Wheeler, Goldfish, 1911
oil on canvas
50 x 80 cm
Signed and dated '11 lower right
Original gilt wood and gesso frame
Purchased from the artist 1911
Collection of WH Kelly, Fed. Member for Wentworth (1903-1919)
Thence by descent to Daphne May Johnson, Darling Point
Goodmans Fine Art Auctioneers, Monday 14 September 1998
Gould Galleries;Private collection, NSW
Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings by Charles Wheeler, Guild Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne, 27 April to 6 May 1911, No. 30, "Goldfish", 52 pounds 10 shillings
Athenaeum Hall, 'Paintings of Charles Wheeler' 20 June to 1 July 1922, Melbourne, 1922, catalogue No. 5
National Gallery of Victoria Loan Exhibition of Australian Paintings 1925, catalogue No. 227
VAS Heritage Exhibition, 23 May to 12 June 1985, catalogue No. 132 (illustrated)
Australian National Maritime Museum, 'Fish in Australian Art', 5 April to 1 October 2012
Charles Arthur Wheeler OBE, DCM (4 Jan 1881 - 26 Oct 1977) was an Australian painter.
Born in New Zealand, he arrived in Australia in 1892.
He won the Archibald Prize for 1933.
In 1939 he was appointed master of painting at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, Melbourne, Australia.