A pair Glover watercolours went under the hammer at Tullochs Auctions on Wednesday, selling for $7500 apiece.
The works by the legendary colonial painter and Deddington resident were believed to have been painted in the mid-1800s.
Finding a pair of Glover’s artworks that complemented each other so well was a very rare find, according to auction director Jessie Reid.
“I have not heard of another pair personally and I don’t know of another person who has heard of a pair. It’s possible but not really known of,” she said,
“I think the buyer bought well, they are a lovely pair.”
The price was within Tullochs’ estimate and Mrs Reid said she was “pretty happy” with the result of the sale.
The rare set came from an expert who was also a collector.
“They refresh their collection from time to time and that’s where this particular pair comes from, but estates and things like that also have a lot of wonderful paintings too,” Mrs Reid said.
There are more works by John Glover soon to be sold by Tullochs.
“There is going to be at least one in the antique auction and there may be another one coming up in the October auction … keep your eyes peeled,” Mrs Reid said.
John Glover was the youngest son of a farmer, born in England in 1767.
He emigrated to Tasmania in 1831 and is known for his ability to paint more historical representations of landscapes than his peers at the time, who continued to paint in the British style.