Fine Art

  • # 42660

    [MORGAN, James Squire Woodward, 1886-1974)

    Squire Morgan, Sydney printmaker, painter and photographer: a small archive of ephemera, including proof etchings, printing blocks, original photographs, and books from his studio.

    Group of approximately 85 gelatin silver print photographs, 1940s-1960s; various dimensions up to 250 x 300 mm; mainly comprising Squire Morgan’s photographic reproductions of his own artworks, some mounted on card by the artist (frequent duplication), but also including outdoor scenes later used in artworks, and a significant portrait study of the artist at work …

  • # 43861

    [Anon.]

    A chromolithographic birthday card. Australia, 1880s.

    Embossed chromolithographic card, 125 x 55 mm, printed recto only; the text reads: ‘With best wishes for a happy birthday’; unused, in very good condition. Found in a distressed family photograph album presented by Alfred William Goddard (Ballarat 1857-1910 Prahran) to his second wife Sarah Jane (Fountain) (Ballarat 1858-1925 Richmond), in 1887.

  • # 43866

    McCRAE, Hugh (1876-1958)

    [SYDNEY] Original artwork for an unpublished cartoon satirising a “theatrical” cricket match at Rushcutter’s Bay Oval on 29 January 1926.

    Pen and ink on paper, 180 x 195 mm (sheet), signed and dated in image lower left ‘McCrae ’26’; with the artist’s pencilled caption across lower margin: “It’s your run, Miss Burke!”; newspaper cutting from the Sydney Evening News, 28 January 1926, pasted-down by the artist at lower right, explaining the context of the cartoon; …

  • # 43855

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    Untitled [bunny rabbit with dancing elves]

    Pen and ink on card, 225 x 145mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., untitled, numbered ’24’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, Melbourne, since the 1970s  

  • # 43854

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    Untitled [kookaburra with winged imp]

    Pen and ink on card, 190 x 160 mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., titled below the image in pencil erased, numbered ‘5’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private …

  • # 43853

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    The lyre bird gave imitation

    Pen and ink on card, 175 x 122 mm (mount line), signed lower left I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ’14’ upper right, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, …

  • # 43852

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    The platypus sang a duet

    Pen and ink on card, 110 x 178 mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ’17’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, …

  • # 43851

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    I keep my baby in my pocket!

    Pen and ink on card, 140 x 175mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ‘1’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, Melbourne, …

  • # 43849

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    The Flying Ace [and] The Chariot Race

    Pen and ink on card, 270 x 188 mm (mount line), the lower illustration cut out as a rondelle, signed lower right I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ’13’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most …

  • # 43732

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    “The Insult” : original drawing for an illustration published in The Bulletin, December 1906.

    Pen and ink on paper, 280 x 190 mm (sight), signed in the image by the artist l.r.; the original mount with the caption in manuscript as originally published in The Bulletin, Vol. 27 No. 1402, 27 December 1906, p. 10: ‘THE INSULT. BILLO: “‘Ow did I get it? I got it offer Snorkey.”  BENNO: “Wod yer been doin’ to Snorkey?  BILLO: “Nuffin. I on’y said as I ’eard he was teachin’ Sunday school.”; paper toned and with a touch of foxing; mount with small stain …

  • # 43440

    A Meiji-era album of original kimono designs.

    Japan (probably Kyoto) : circa 1900. Silk-bound folding album measuring 485 x 335 x 60 mm, containing 68 original watercolours on card of exquisite kimono designs; numbering in Japanese; housed in a modern Japanese box, plain manuscript label to spine Hinagata (=Designs). A stunning collection of original kimono designs in vivid colour and with fine …

  • # 43162

    SYME, Eveline Winifred (1888-1961)

    The Duomo Steps, Siena, 1931

    Linocut, printed in colour from four blocks on buff oriental laid tissue, 29.5 x 22.5 cm (sheet), 23.2 x 18.2 cm (printed image), signed and dated in pencil lower right, numbered 6/25 and titled in pencil lower left, framed. A charming modernist linocut by Eveline Syme of a group of people on the cathedral steps …

  • # 43443

    ROBERTS, W. F.; BOTTERILL, John; BATCHELDER & O'NEILL

    [TASMANIA; PORT PHILLIP] Studio portraits of Wimmera squatter Monckton Synnot (ca. 1864), his wife Anne (Wedge) Synnot (ca. 1870), and their seven children (1863).

    I. W. F. Roberts, Market Square, Geelong, photographer. [Probably taken on the same day in late 1863]. Seven albumen print studio portraits, in uniform carte de visite format. The seven young sitters are all identified in a fully contemporary hand on the versos as follows: Monckton Davy Synott (1854-1938), Jane Elizabeth Synott (1855-1933), Richard Walter …

  • # 43408

    Photographer unknown

    Ambrotype of two amputees, almost certainly Civil War casualties. U.S.A., 1861-65.

    Ambrotype (wet collodion positive), 80 x 70 mm (sight); housed in a double elliptical brass mat under cover glass, in a half leather case with geometric design; the ambrotype has some tiny mould spiders, minor crazing and specks of dust, but is otherwise in very good condition. It has been estimated that 60,000 surgical amputations …

  • # 43600

    REID, Hughie

    Group of Arabana men dressed for corroboree. Peake Creek, Far North South Australia, 1902.

    Sepia tone gelatin silver print photograph, cabinet card format, 120 x 165 mm (mount); verso inscribed in ink: ‘Dicker / Blacks in Corroboree Dress, taken by Hughie Reid at Peake Creek, Far North, 1902‘; despite the fact it was not taken by a professional photographer, this is a very sharp print; it has a few …

  • # 43545

    MATSUOKA, Tokikata [松岡辰方] (1764 - 1840)

    Drawings of Swords [剣図 ]

    Manuscript watercolour album in Japanese binding of cards with title label (rubbed and worn), 27.3 x 19.5 cms, 17 double page leaves, manuscript text, 12 double page watercolour illustrations of Japanese swords, two double page watercolour illustrations of hilts and buckles a couple of old wormholes to the margins, a very good example. A fine …