Book review: Penny Olsen, 'Cayley & Son', Richard Neville
The Neville Cayleys – father and son – are a curious case. Both were prolific, and are well represented in the market. The most recent iteration of the Australian Art Sales Digest (www. aasd.com.au) lists 605 works by Neville Henry Cayley and 572 works by Neville William Cayley sold at auction since the 1970s. This is more than artists like Conrad Martens or Tom Roberts. Market backing for the Cayleys is consistent, but not spirited. The highest price for Neville Henry, realised at auction in August 2013, is $23,600, while Neville William has reached $15,000.