This document “COA” is to certify that the accompanying artwork is part of a limited edition fine art painting series; these works have been produced with permission of the Sawrey family from the original painting by Hugh Sawrey.
Title: ‘Sheep for Manero’
Medium: Giclee on canvas
Dimensions: 500 x 600 mm
Edition No: Limited to 250 only,
Release Date: September the first 2008
Each work will carry a seal stamped on the back; it will also be signed by Anthony Sawrey.
Highest Recorded Price for Hugh Sawrey $105,000 for Oil on Canvas on board, title “Quilty’s Men1972” 137x305cm
Hugh Sawrey C.B.E.
1923 – 1999
The son of a teamster, Hugh Sawrey was born at Forest Glen near Buderim in Queensland on the 3 March, 1923. As a young boy, Hugh was fascinated by the folklore of the outback, filled with the exploits of rugged cattlemen, their horsemanship and their epic droving feats.
Hugh is renowned as a figurative impressionist painter of the outback. He is arguably Australia’s greatest bush painter and undoubtedly one of the best painters of horses in the world. Vibrant images of horses and cattle, the dust of the outback and station life are images synonymous to Hugh Sawrey. In addition to his skill as a painter, Hugh Sawrey is also highly regarded as a writer and poet and illustrated four books.
Hugh Sawrey’s love of the Australian bush stems from his childhood. His father died when Hugh was only three years old and Hugh moved from Forest Glen with his mother and brother to live in Brisbane. After one year of secondary schooling, Sawrey took to the bush when he was 14 and began working, sending money back to assist his mother during the bleak days after the Great Depression.
Hugh Sawrey was no stranger to the hardship of the Australian outback. He became an expert horseman and all-round bushman when working as a head drover, rabbiter, axeman and shearer. Sawrey travelled extensively throughout the interior of Queensland and the Northern Territory, often befriending Aborigines and occasionally being rewarded with access to remote tribal sacred places. Many of his paintings of aboriginal stock boys and cattle mustering were inspired by his travels from Alexandria Downs in the Northern Territory to Tiberoo Station, out from Eulo. His droving experiences took him mustering out past the Cooper and Diamantina, and as far west as Western Australia.
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