Fine Art

  • # 19284

    RACKHAM, Arthur

    The Wendy Calendar by Arthur Rackham

    London : Hodder & Stoughton [1911]. Thick card envelope (284 x 367 mm, some stains and edge wear), printed title and tipped-on colour plate by Rackham, containing The Wendy Calendar, consisting of six cards printed in colour, each card with a pasted on colour plate by Rackham and a small calendar for two months of …

  • # 19633

    GRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, Jacques (1757 - 1810)

    Tableau des decouvertes du Capne. Cook & de la Perouse

    Paris : chez l’auteur, rue Coqueron Mon. de France ; Bordeaux : chez le Cne. S. Sauveur sous le peristyle de la Grande Comedie, l’an 7 de la Republique Francaise [1798 or 1799]. Aquatint with hand colouring, 430 x 534 mm (sheet), old mount burn to margins, a very good copy with vibrant original colour. …

  • # 19298

    DAVIS, John (1936 - 1999)

    Untitled (circa 1987)

    An unique sculpture of typical organic composition by pioneer Australian environmental artist John Davis. Painted canvas cloth over wooden sticks, 220m (h) x 300 mm (w) x 80 mm (d). ‘At the time of his death in 1999, John Davis had established a critically acclaimed reputation as an influential sculptor and installation artist whose practice …

  • # 19307

    GREIG, Brian

    The Southern Skies Orrery

    A handmade working orrery by master instrument maker Brian Greig, Melbourne, circa 1991, based on a design by W. S. Jones, London, early 19th century. Melbourne : Souther Skies, circa 1991. Ebonised timber stand on three turned wooden legs, engraved circular zodiac plate, model spheres of the sun and the first six planets (to Saturn), …

  • # 19459

    FRANCIS, Dorothea (1903 - 1975)

    Fairy standing in a rose petal boat

    Watercolour on card, 147 x 102 mm, signed lower right. Dorothea Francis was a talented artist working in watercolour and oils in Melbourne in the mid twentieth century. She studied first with Isabel NanKivell and then Catherine Hardess (a Slade graduate), and later at the George Bell School in the period 1941 – 1955. Francis …

  • # 19282


    A 1920s English jeweller’s pattern book for rings, executed in watercolour.

    Small quarto album (160 x 210 mm), half-roan over cloth, containing 94 original watercolour designs for gentlemen’s and ladies rings, executed in pen and ink and watercolour, each window mounted in the album (40 x 63 mm each window), some on card and others on tracing paper mounted on card (with four small glue spots), …

  • # 19629

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 16872

    A fine English antique rosewood bookcase of refined proportions

    Measures 107 cm tall, 99 cm wide, 38.5 cm deep. Rosewood bookcase or display case, English circa 1860s, single glazed door with brass lock and key, three fixed shelves lined in silk. In beautiful condition, polished, with a fine rich patina. A small bookcase of high quality, a very useful size for presenting a cabinet …

  • # 19295

    SHIRLOW, John (1869 - 1936)


    Etching, 175 x 155 mm (plate line), signed in the image and dated ’16, signed in pencil lower right and editioned lower left 8/20, old mount burn. A rare Shirlow etching.

  • # 18727

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …

  • # 18054

    George Philips and Son

    Philips’ 18 inch merchant shippers’ globe

    London : George Philips and Son, circa 1925. Terrestrial globe, measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter, 36 half gores over plaster sphere, printed in colour (some restoration and overpainting), the equator graduated in degrees, the major shipping lines and distances between major cities marked, mounted on a calibrated brass meridian ring, sitting on brass rollers within …

  • # 19390

    REES, Lloyd

    The boat race

    Four-colour lithograph on ivory Arches paper, measures 39.2 x 52.9 cm (image); 56.5 x 76.9 cm (sheet). Signed lower right and dated 1988, editioned lower left 50/50 From the series ‘Tribute to light’ which was the result of a twelve month collaboration between Lloyd Rees and master printmaker Fred Genis. Collections (other examples) : Art Gallery …

  • # 19082

    HESLOP, Robert

    Copper halfpenny token for Robert Heslop, dealer in natural curiosities, Finsbury Square, London, 1790s.

    London : Robert Heslop, n.d. [c.1795]. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.7 mm. Obverse: A male contortionist and a monkey. Around the perimeter: CAN YOU DO SO. Reverse: An inscription on six lines THE FIRST SHOP IN LONDON FOR NATURAL CURIOSITYS PAINTINGS COINS COLOURS FOR ARTISTS &c. Around the perimeter: R. HESLOP NO. 86 CHISWELL STREET FINSBURY …

  • # 19088

    BOULTER, Daniel (1740-1802); BOULTER, Joseph (1743-1819); BOULTER, John (1745-1816)

    Copper halfpenny token for Daniel Boulter’s ‘Exhibition of natural and artificial curiosities’, Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1796.

    Yarmouth : Joseph, Daniel and John Boulter, 1796. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.8 mm. Obverse: A female seated holding a scroll inscribed BOULTER’S EXHIBITION OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL CURIOSITIES. In ex. YARMOUTH in a straight line. Reverse: Three figures symbolising Asia, Africa and America presenting various curiosities to Britannia, who is recording them in a book. …

  • # 19108

    GREEN, Rona et alia


    [Melbourne? : Rona Green, 2003]. Plain paper portfolio containing 22 (of 23) original artworks by different artists. A print exchange folio organised by artist Rona Green, of which only 23 copies were made, circulated by exchange amongst the 23 participating artists. Lacks one of the works. Includes artists Marian Crawford, Raymond Arnold, Deborah Klein, John …

  • # 19301

    NOLAN,Sidney (1917 - 1992)

    Unitlted [Dancing Girl]

    Ink on paper, 235 x 150 mm., unsigned. A simple line drawing of a dancing figure, dating from the 1950s or 60s. This work is unsigned. Provenance: The collection of Lady Mary Nolan, sold at auction ‘Australian Art’, Christie’s South Kensington, 10 December 2012, lot 37