GP puts his huge art collection up for sale

The for-sale collection of almost 700 paintings and decorative art pieces accumulated by Dr Cammack and his late wife, Dr Eileen Cammack, over the last 60 years is just a third of what was on display at the couple’s home in Penrith.

Conservative estimates for the collection, for sale on Saturday and Sunday this weekend in Sydney, are around $600,000 however expectations could see a total sale value of up to $800,000.

The managing director of Lawsons, Martin Farrah, told MO that individual pieces in the vast collection ranged from smaller pieces of porcelain, silver, ivory, glassware and bronzes estimated to sell for several hundred dollars each to the $120,000 to $150,000 expected for Norman Lindsay’s oil painting 'The Introduction'.

According to an essay in the catalogue by their eldest daughter Mary Burston, her parents met while studying medicine at the University of Sydney and went on to have long careers in medicine, with