Australian Art - General

  • # 20952

    HANKS, Elizabeth

    Australian art and artists to 1950 : a bibliography based on the holdings of the State Library of Victoria

    Melbourne : Library Council of Victoria, 1982. Quarto, printed wrappers, cloth spine, bookplate inside front wrapper, pp. xx; 397. A useful reference

  • # 21024

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series, Number Forty-Seven. B.E. Minns Number

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1932. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 70pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, faint foxing to preliminaries, else a fine copy. Features essay by Julian Ashton on the artist on the Future of the Theatre, and an article on the artist’s …

  • # 19584

    BUTLER, Roger.

    Australian prints in the Australian National Gallery

    Canberra : Australian National Gallery, 1985. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated with images by Lewin, Rodius, Gillray, von Guerard, Roberts, Lindsay, Conder, Bunny, Trail, Preaston, Spowers, Waller, Brack, Williams, Boyd, etc.

  • # 19880

    CARROLL, Alison

    Graven images in the promised land : a history of printmaking in South Australia

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 1981. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated.

  • # 20651

    Melba’s gift book of Australian art and literature

    Melbourne : George Robertson, [c.1915]. Quarto, lettered green cloth boards (very lightly marked), pp. 176, profusely illustrated with colour and black white plates; a very good copy. Fundraising book from the Great War: “The entire profits from the sale of this book will be devoted by Madam Melba to the Belgian Relief Fund”. Literary contributors include …

  • # 20641

    The Field revisited

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria 2018. Two volumes in plastic slipcase, quarto, each with diecut wrappers, the first volume being a 144 page monograph on the seminal exhibition of Australian modernism held in 1968, the second volume being a 96 page facsimile of the rare original 1968 catalogue. As new condition. ‘The National Gallery …

  • # 20242

    MILLWARD GREY, F. et al

    The paint pot.

    A magazine of the students of the School of Fine Arts North Adelaide, South Australia MDMXXIX. Volume Two, Number One. Adelaide : School of Fine Arts, 1929. Quarto, plain wrappers (chipped, insect damage to spine), with linocut illustration pasted on, pp. 55, printed in red and black ink, frontispiece woodblock of Aboriginal dancers by F. Millward …

  • # 20544

    CRAIG, Clifford

    The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land

    Launceston : Tasmanian Historical Research Association, 1961. Edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies (no. 103). Large octavo, pictorial cloth boards, x, 172 pp, illustrated with black and white plates, a very good copy.

  • # 20123

    TURNBULL, Clive

    The Herald Exhibition of Australian present-day Art : from New South Wales and other states

    Melbourne : The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd., 1945. Quarto, lettered wrappers (detached), black and white plates reproducing paintings by Jean Bellette, William Dobell, Elaine Haxton, Donald Friend and Loudon Sainthill. An important exhibition organised by Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, which included works by Douglas Annand, Russell Drysdale, Adrian Feint, Sali Herman, Francis Lymburner, Arthur Murch, …

  • # 20096

    DSMOND, Michael and DIXON, Christine


    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Prints, posters and protests from the 1960s.

  • # 20515

    DOWIE, John et al

    Two issues of Kalori magazine

    Vol. 2 No. 2 and Vol. 2 No. 12. Adelaide : Royal South Australian Society of Arts, circa 1960. Octavo, illustrated wrappers by John Dowie, pp. 8; 16, includes articles by Ivor Francis, Louis James etc. Scarce art journal from the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.

  • # 20006

    SMITH, Robert

    Aerial Art Exhibition

    [Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 1962]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers with Russell Drysdale’s painting Back verandah, pp. 12, illustrated, essay by Robert Smith; a good copy of this catalogue of an important exhibition showcasing artists from Conrad Martens to Margaret Olley.

  • # 19988

    REID, John

    Australian artists at war.

    Compiled from the Australian War Memorial collection. Volume I : 1885 – 1925; Volume II : 1940 – 1970. Melbourne : Sun Books, 1977. Two volumes, quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp 79, 78, illustrated. Military related paintings from the Australian War Memorial. A fine set, as new.

  • # 20874

    CRAIG, Clifford

    Old Tasmanian prints : prepared in Great Britain, Europe and on the mainland of Australia

    Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1964. Edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies. Large octavo, pictorial cloth boards, colour frontispiece, xii, 349 pp, illustrated with 81 plates (7 colour), a fine copy.

  • # 19739


    Images in opposition. Australian landscape painting 1801 – 1890

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (spine sunned as usual), pp. xiii; 192, illustrated. “A scholarly and original examination of Australian landscape painting, this book examines its formative years–from the arrival of the first professional landscape painter, William Westall, until the emergence of the first school of Australian artists led by …

  • # 19667

    SMITH, Geoffrey et al.

    A complete run of Bonhams & Goodman art auction catalogues 2007 – 2009

    [Sydney] : First East Auction Holdings Pty Ltd trading as Bonham & Goodman, 2007 – 2009. 11 volumes, quarto. Each catalogue defined by the lavishly illustrated scholarly descriptions under the directorship of Geoffrey Smith, former curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria and current Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia. A fine run of …