Fine Art

  • # 24940

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Self portrait 1930

    Etching, engraving and stipple, 354 x 304 mm, edition of 55 (this is number 19), titled lower centre and signed lower right. In a hand crafted timber frame by Chris Bailey of Santa Barbara, California. ‘Self Portrait is the graphic depiction of an artist in torment. A hunched Norman, clutching his etching needle, is presented, …

  • # 25256

    [EYRE, John] (b. 1771 - ?)

    View of Sidney in New South Wales. (Taken from Bell-Mount).

    London : James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie, 12th April, 1814. Copperplate engraving, 264 x 420 mm (image); 314 x 468 mm (sheet), on watermarked paper ‘Pind & Thomas 1814’, early hand colouring, old mount burn, two short repaired tears to lower margin extending to the publisher’s name, a very good example. A fine early …

  • # 25163

    McGRATH, Raymond (1903 - 1977)

    Illustration to Erinore

    Watercolour, 200 x 290 mm, signed lower left. Framed. Old label from previous frame pasted verso : ’44.a‘ Illustration to Erinore’, an Australian legend of the fairies. A similar version of this is in “Dreams of the Orient and Other Poems”. Circa 1921′. A fine example of early twentieth century Australian symbolism, by a lesser-recognised Australian …

  • # 25317

    BRZESKI, Janusz Maria (1907-1957)

    [The Bordello]

    Woodcut, 150 x 150 mm (image), 230 x 210 mm (sheet), signed and dated in the image lower right ‘Janusz Maria Brzeski / Paris 1929’; on fine tissue paper; out of series (artist’s proof?), but other examples indicate an edition of 100; some scattered foxing (the spots so tiny as to be insignificant), else very …

  • # 25226

    SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)

    Suite of ten photographs taken on Allendale or Todmorden Stations near Oodnadatta, South Australia, 1903-04.

    Ten silver gelatin print photographs, most in format 150 x 200 mm (some smaller), laid down in pairs on rectos of five contemporary board mounts; versos with original owner’s name E. S. Chase inscribed in ink; the group comprises portraits of local Aboriginal people, including stockmen, women and children (one shows a group of three women …

  • # 25183

    BAILY, Henry Hall (active in Australia, 1865-1897)

    A barefooted Samoan gentleman wearing a siapo (tapa cloth) lavalava and European shirt and bow-tie, and holding a wooden pole. Hobart Town, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 103 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘H. H. Baily, from the London School of Photography. Prize Medallist. Highest Award for Album Portraits, Melbourne Exhibition 1866-67. 94 Liverpool Street, Hobart Town. Tasmanian Views from All Parts of the Island’; some mottling in the negative, but the print and …

  • # 25096


    Photographic portrait of the blind violinist, Joseph Heine. Ballarat, January 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 98 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Solomon & Bardwell, Photographers. Ballarat’; superb condition. The great English violinist, Joseph (Josef) Heine (1830-1895) was born blind. He was once described by The Times of London as “the greatest musical wonder of the age”, and later, during his visit …

  • # 24935

    Hazelwood, Art; Rotzcher, Klaus-Ulrich

    Tora Bora / توره بوره / Black dust : an opera in three acts

    [San Francisco : Art Hazelwood], 2011. Handmade artist’s book in the form of a foldout diorama. Screenprinted boards with cloth joints which open and assemble to create a theatrical stage 320 mm high, 250 mm deep, 710 mm wide, the floor of the stage lined with grooves into which can be inserted one or more …

  • # 25332


    [NEW GUINEA; THURSDAY ISLAND; MISSIONS] Album des missions de la Nouvelle-Guinée / confiées a la Société des Missionnaires du Sacré-Coeur

    At foot of title page: En vente au Pèlerinage de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur, à Issoudun. Paris : D. Dumoulin, [1897?]. Small oblong quarto (165 x 250 mm), original blue papered boards blind-stamped in silver and red (upper board with some discoloration at fore-edge), 29 pp (history of the Sacred Heart Missions in New Guinea, by …

  • # 24893


    To wish you health and prosperity : 1930 : from Patterson, Shugg Pty. Ltd., 115 Hardware Street, Melbourne.

    Melbourne : Patterson, Shugg Pty. Ltd., [1929]. Small quarto folding greeting card (227 x 177 mm), mottled brown card with black lettering and gilt decoration to front, inside with tipped-in colour print and accompanying printed caption: ‘Reproduction of a picture, the sky and water being composed of butterflies’ wings, and the remainder hand-painted on glass.’; …

  • # 25032

    Photographer unknown.

    St. Monans, residence of Colin Simpson and his family. Toorak, Melbourne, 1873.

    Albumen print photograph, 230 x 190 mm (arched format), mounted on its original page removed from a 19th century album; below the image is a later 19th century inscription by a family member: ‘St. Monans, Colin Simpsons (sic) House, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria. Group of the Family. Milly and Edie are in it. 1873’; good tonal …

  • # 25030


    [SILK] Souvenir photograph album of the Kyoto Sericulture Training School, Japan, 1938.

    Large quarto album (320 x 270 mm), original custom binding of black velvet covered boards, the upper board with title in German stamped in gilt ‘Seidenzucht Hochschule zu Kioto / 1938’, original silk ties; ff [2] (preliminaries printed in Japanese), [88], with approximately 200 silver gelatin photographs in various formats tipped-in on the rectos of the thin …

  • # 24907

    WREN, Alfred

    Photographic portrait of bearded gentleman, Sandhurst (Bendigo), Victoria, circa 1870.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm, verso with studio imprint of ‘A. Wren, Artist Photographer. Mitchell Street, near Railway Station, Sandhurst.’; both the albumen print and mount are in good condition. A lovely full-length portrait taken by Alfred Wren of Sandhurst (later Bendigo), on the central Victorian goldfields. …

  • # 25025


    A pair of hand-coloured photographic portraits of a non-commissioned officer in one of the Victorian volunteer regiments. Melbourne, 1872-75.

    Two albumen print photographs with hand colouring, in identical carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mounts), rectos imprinted ‘Benson & Stevenson, Photos., 108 Elizabeth St. Melbourne’; versos blank; both in good condition. Although the sitter is unidentified, the cap badge on his shako which rests on the table is extremely clear on one …

  • # 25337


    View of the New Lambton colliery, Newcastle, New South Wales, circa 1870.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 104 mm; verso imprinted ‘American & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 11 Barrack Street. Beaufoy Merlin’; the print is somewhat faded towards the right hand edge, but the lettering ‘New Lambton’ on the sign on the wooden building on the far right is clearly legible; the print is otherwise …

  • # 25185


    [POSTER] Vote Socialist Workers Party / No nukes! No war! US out of El Salvador!

    Chippendale, NSW : Authorized by J. Percy, 23 Abercrombie St. Printed by Pathfinder Press, Melbourne, [1983]. Poster, 580 x 380 mm, offset printed, old central horizontal fold, tiny perforation and surface scratch upper right, otherwise fine. Poster produced by the Socialist Workers Party during their campaign for the Australian Federal Election held on 5 March …