Saturday, March 20, 2010


We are very excited at being able to bring to Jayes Gallery, a collection of fine artworks from private collections for sale for one month only and exclusive to our gallery.

This show will be a heart stopper with some works well over 100 years old. Some of the works made their way by ship to Australia when we were just a colony. One work by John Absolon , British watercolourist, painted in the late 1800's would have been brought over by his son, John de Mansield Absolon who took care of the families shipping interests.

Another outstanding piece is a fine example of Ukiyo-e from Japan. This early woodblock on fine Japanese silk paper is over 100 years old.

This work is an early study for a European Master. The signature is hard to make out so it is a bit of a mystery but still a fine work of art and a beautiful example of what can be found still today on that rare occasion that collectors release their works for sale. This work was purchased from a convent at Perthville some 35 years ago by the collector.

Many of the works are in their original frames and haven't been changed so the patina of age is with them. These are stunning works that would make a statement in heritage houses or homes of antique collectors and discerning buyers.

There is more about this show in our Press Room .