Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Michael Duncan Smither (b.1939), untitled trees, oil on board, signed and dated '64. 220 x 350mm. Provenance: Ex. The estate of Geoff Fairburn (1905-1999). Geoff, the brother of poet Rex Fairburn, was the arts, music and literature critic for the Waikato times with reviews published for over 40 years. Smither was a friend of Geoff and Jean Fairburn and would often stay and paint with the Fairburns through the 1960s and 1970s.