Australia Artists A-D

  • # 18094

    FRAZER, David.


    Castlemaine : Unstable Press, 2013. Quarto, cloth bound boards with illustration to front panel, unpaginated, 12 original wood engravings, letterpress. Limited to 15 copies plus three proofs, bound by George Matoulas. An emotional short story about love and its loss. Held in the collections of the State Library of Victoria, Monash University, University of Melbourne, …

  • # 18355

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia

    Art in Australia. Series 1, No. 1 – Series 4, No. 6 (1916 – 1942). Complete in 100 issues. Series 1 (11 issues, quarto), Series 2 (2 issues, large quarto), Series 3 (81 issues, quarto), Series 4 (6 issues, large quarto). Illustrated wrappers, occasional chipping, extensively illustrated, tipped-in plates, a very fine set; together with the special issue …

  • # 18352

    BUNNY, Rupert

    The art of Rupert Bunny

    Appreciation by Clive Turnbull. Biographical sketch by Tristan Buesst. Sydney : Ure Smith, [1948]. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (a few edge tears), pp. 75, tipped-in colour plates.

  • # 18331


    The life and work of Russell Drysdale

    Sydney : Bay Books, 1983. Large Quarto, publisher’s gilt lettered black cloth, in pictorial dust-jacket; pp 383, illustrated throughout in black and white and colour; light foxing to half title and rear endpaper, otherwise a fine copy.

  • # 18323


    The art of Charles Blackman

    London: Andre Deutsch, 1989. Folio, cloth in dustjacket, 266 pages profusely illustrated in colour. The major monograph on the artist. A fine copy.

  • # 17640

    COBB, Victor; MACKENZIE, Andrew (ed.)

    The etchings, lecture notes and writings of Victor Cobb 1876-1945

    Melbourne : Pioneer Design Studio, 1987. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 111. Signed by editor on title page. A comprehensive reference on the work and teachings of Victor Cobb.

  • # 18251

    [DRYSDALE, Russell]

    Recent drawings by Russell Drysdale (1973)

    Monday 3rd to Friday 14th December, 1973. Melbourne : Joseph Brown Gallery, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 4, cover illustrated with black & white reproduction of catalogue number 16, ‘Henry Nicholls’, four black & white illustrations of Drysdale’s works, catalogue of 26 works, a very good copy.

  • # 18246

    DURACK, Elizabeth

    Time and tide. The story in pictures of Roebuck Bay N.W. Australia

    Commentary by Mary Durack. Perth : Imperial Print [1946]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 18, a couple of leaves with fore-edge creased. Annotated descriptions of 93 paintings in the exhibition, although these numbers have been crossed and out and new pencil numbers added. “The paintings in Time and Tide — The Story in Pictures of Roebuck …

  • # 18244

    [BOYD, David].

    Sfumato. Paintings and Drawings of David Boyd.

    Foreword by James Burr, A background to Sfumato by Sheldon Williams. London, Zwemmer Gallery, 1967. Small folio, 24 pages, illustrated laminated boards, illustrated throughout. A scarce publication from Boyd’s London years.

  • # 18226

    [ASHTON, William]

    Exhibition of pictures. Will Ashton, R.O.I.

    At David Jones’ George Street Store November 1936. Sydney : David Jones’, 1936. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 8, foreword by Lionel Lindsay, catalogue of 67 works with prices, two black & white reproductions of Ashton’s paintings and one black & white reproduction of a photograph of Ashton, a very fine copy.

  • # 18224

    [ASHTON, William]

    Catalogue of an exhibition of oil paintings by Will Ashton (signed)

    Painted on his recent tour in Europe, held in the galleries of Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd. Sydney : Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd, 1925. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 8, signed on cover ‘with compliments from Will Ashton’, foreword by Lionel Lindsay, catalogue of 69 works with prices, two colour and two black & white reproductions …

  • # 18222

    CAMPBELL, David; BLACKMAN, Charles (cover design)

    [BLACKMAN] Words with a Black Orpington

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1978. First edition. Octavo, stiff pictorial wrappers with design by Charles Blackman, 62 pp; loosely inserted is a single-page quarto typed letter from David Campbell to Angus & Robertson editor Leonie Henschke, dated 3 July 1977, in which the poet recommends a Classical Greek theme for the cover design of the …

  • # 18220

    [ROBERTSON, Bryan]

    Recent Australian painting. (Signed by John Olsen)

    London : Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1961. Quarto, laminated illustrated wrappers (laminate lifting, as always), signed by artist John Olsen on the title page; approx 60pp., 23 black and white plates plus numerous portrait photographs. Foreword by Kenneth Clark, preface by Bryan Robertson, introduction by Robert Hughes. An important catalogue, this exhibition was the first major …

  • # 18179

    [DRYSDALE]. DUTTON, Geoffrey

    Russell Drysdale (presentation copy to Donald Friend)

    With 32 colour plates and 124 monochrome plates. London : Thames and Hudson, 1964. Quarto, boards with dust jacket, pp. 202, text by Geoffrey Dutton, 32 colour and 124 black & white plates some tipped in, laminate lifting to the dustjacket (as usual) and a few tears, a good copy. Inscribed on the title page …

  • # 18177


    Russell Drysdale. (presentation copy to Donald Friend)

    A retrospective exhibition of paintings from 1937 to 1960. With an introduction by Paul Haefliger. Twelve paintings in colour and twenty-four in black & white. Sydney : Sydney Ure Smith [1960]. Quarto, boards in worn dust jacket, photographic contact sheets reproduced as endpapers, introduction by Paul Haefliger, chronology of the artist’s life and work, twelve …

  • # 18113

    DICKERSON, Jennifer


    Sydney: Queen Street Fine Art 2006 (Revised edition) . Quarto, boards in dustjacket, 79 pages, black and white illustrations by Robert Dickerson.