The Home with the Purple Gate 1998 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 75 x 55

Signed and dated l.r.: “Howard Arkley ’98” [and titled on verso, owners in 2011]

Coll.: unknown

One of several work-on-paper variations of the composition Arkley first used for Cosy Clinker (1994): see Suburban Exterior (1995) [W/P] and Suburban Domestic (1997) [W/P] (two closely-related monochrome versions), and Fenced In Home (1996) [W/P], with which the present work is closely comparable. Residence with Gate 1999 [aka House with Gate] is a late variant on canvas.

Correspondence between the Arkley Estate and the owners of this work in Sept.2011 established its history and details (and those of other Arkley works on paper in the same collection).


  • Private collection, Queensland, c.1998-2012 (acquired directly from the artist: ID photo and documentation forwarded to the Arkley Estate, September 2011)
  • Auctioned by Menzies, Melbourne, 20 June 2012, lot 109 (ill., details as shown; est.$18-24,000; sold for $16,000 plus buyer’s premium)