Grey House 1999 [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint on paper, 75 x 55

Signed, dated and titled [s+d l.l., within image: ‘Howard Arkley 99’; also sd+t on verso: ‘Name Howard ARkley / Title Grey House / Date 1998 / Size 76 cm x 57 cm / Medium Acrylic on Rag paper’ { Menzies 3/13}]

Coll.: unknown

This is a version of the composition used for Houseomorphics (1996) and several variants from the same year, including Family Home (1996) [W/P] (exhibited at Bellas, March 1996). The grey line and muted colour scheme here are consistent with other late works. Part of a group of works acquired for a Queensland collection c.1998: ID photo and details forwarded to Arkley Estate Sept.2011.

When viewed in Melbourne prior to its Sydney auction in March 2013, this work appeared to be a very good example, in excellent condition.

NB the date prominently inscribed on the front of the work is preferred here.


  • F.& D.Meares collection, Queensland (acquired directly from the artist, c.1998: information and ID photo supplied to Arkley Estate Sept.2011: as ‘The Grey House’, 73 x 53 cm)
  • Auctioned by Menzies, Sydney, 21 March 2013, lot 12 (ill.& above; date given as 1998-99; est. $14-18,000; sold for $14,000 plus B/P {$17,182})