Fine Art

  • # 24765

    Photographer / Publisher unknown.

    Album of Snowy and Broadrib Rivers, Croajingolong.

    [Victoria, Australia] : s.n., [1889?]. [Title from front cover]. Nineteenth century photograph album. Quarto (245 x 205 mm), original olive-green cloth over boards, the upper board with title and decorative border printed in gold (rubbed and stained), containing [32] albumen print photographs in identical 100 x 150 mm format, mounted in pairs on [9] leaves …

  • # 26702


    Tame Impala Lonerism Tour – Australia – 2012 – limited edition signed poster

    Five colour screenprint, 640 x 450 mm (sheet) printed on 300 gsm ivory paper. Limited to 300 numbered copies signed by the artists. Artwork by Simon Walker and Sophie Primrose. Hand printed by Dots Printhaus, 2012. Mint condition. Limited edition tour poster for hugely popular Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala founded by Perth musician Kevin …

  • # 26266

    YOUNG, James Lyle (1849-1929), collector (attributed); SPITZ Charles Georges (1857-1894); HOARE, Sophia; HOARE, Charles

    An important album with photographs of Tahiti, the Marquesas, the Tuamotus and Cook Islands, collected in Papeete in the 1880s by Pacific Islands trader James Lyle Young.

    Late nineteenth-century album, folio (370 x 280 mm), red cloth boards decorated in blind (boards heavily rubbed and scuffed, hinges split), containing 90 (ninety) albumen prints, including 83 views and portraits taken in Tahiti, the Marquesas and the Tuamotus by Charles Spitz, Sophia (or Susan) Hoare and Charles Burton Hoare, three with Cook Islands subjects …

  • # 25294

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    Composition in red, blue, green, black and white

    Gouache on paper, 92 x 96 mm, intiialled lower right, pencilled inventory number upper left. Framed in black timber. The career of Russian-born colourist Sonia Delaunay spanned seven decades, from the Belle Epoque to the 1970s. After studying in Germany, in 1905 she settled in Paris, where she would remain for most of her life. …

  • # 26454

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Guitar (1997)

    Cast bronze, 370 mm tall, signed on base and edition 2 of 6. The guitar motif was a recurring theme in Jacks’ work for many years. Referencing Man Ray’s Le Violon d’Ingres (1924), the form echoes the female figure, in this instance, elevated high atop a substantial pedestal. Provenance : the estate of the late Robert …

  • # 22202

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Birdwoman 1958

    Painted in Melbourne, 1958. Oil on plywood, 494 x 290 mm, signed and dated verso, where there is a second unfinished painting of a bird, small surface dents and edge wear consistent with age, conservation mounted and framed in a shadow box frame by Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne. A fine and quite rare early oil …

  • # 26367

    Rand McNally & Co.

    Rand McNally & Company Terrestrial Globe

    [Chicago] : Rand McNally & Co., circa 1920. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 12 inches in diameter, oval shaped analemma, pressed metal meridian, wooden horizon ring with paper calendar, on the original stand of four turned wooden legs united with cross-stretchers. An American student’s table globe from the early twentieth century with a …

  • # 26261

    RHODEN, Noel Francis

    Original painting for the cover of The Australian Journal, November 1, 1937.

    [Melbourne, 1937]. Gouache on board, 455 x 380 mm, signed in image lower left ‘N. F. Rhoden’; scattered light foxing and surface marks, but a striking and competently painted image that has retained its vivid colour. New Zealand-born commercial artist N. F. Rhoden moved to Melbourne early in 1937. He specialized in magazine illustration, and …

  • # 26511

    SARONY (publisher)

    View of Hong Kong from East Point

    Published by Sarony, New York, circa 1850. Tinted lithograph, in fine condition; in a glazed timber frame.  

  • # 26213


    Views of Whakarewarewa : the hot springs of New Zealand

    Christchurch, NZ : Whitcombe & Tombs, [1903?]. Small oblong quarto (210 x 270 mm), original pictorial wrappers (light handling wear, lower wrapper with publisher’s advertisement, [36] ff., full-page black-and-white photographic views with printed captions; light foxing to bottom margin of title leaf, else internally clean; a very good copy. Features 14 photographic views of Whakarewarewa, …

  • # 25570

    GAZE, Harold (1884-1963)

    Winged fairy with bubbles

    Watercolour and pen on card, 340 x 248 mm, signed lower left and dated 1929, in contemporary silk mount. An exquisite original watercolour with vivid blue background by one of the masters of the fairy art genre. Harold Gaze was born in New Zealand in 1884 and studied at art school in London during the …

  • # 26282

    LAUDER, Leslie and HOWARD, Mark

    An Introduction to Western Australian colonial furniture (signed copy)

    Photography by Victor France. East Fremantle : Lauder & Howard,1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 85, colour photographs, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 2500 hand-numbered copies. An illustrated guide to mostly jarrah West Australian furniture of the 1830s – 1880s. This copy is hand signed on the title page by Lauder and Howard.

  • # 26184

    VORLEY, Herbert Henry, 1839-1880 (attributed); LOCK, Henry Thomas; RING, James; [BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933]

    [NEW ZEALAND] Large group of photographic views taken in and around Wesport and Charleston on the West Coast of the South Island, including gold mining scenes. 1870s-80s.

    Group of seventeen albumen prints; sixteen are unmounted, in formats 140 x 200 mm (x14) or 180 x 240 mm (x2); one is 100 x 138 mm, laid down on a cabinet card mount (110 x 165 mm); most have handwritten captions and photographer’s name or initials in the negative; all but one have additional …

  • # 25892

    VORLEY, Herbert Henry, 1839-1880 (attributed); [BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933]

    [NEW ZEALAND] Photographs of the gold rush townships of Charleston and Brighton, on the West Coast of the South Island, circa 1870.

    Group of seven gelatin silver printing-out paper prints, all of which appear (on account of their exceptional clarity) to have been printed out from original late 1860s or early 1870s negatives at the beginning of the 20th century; six are in format 68 x 102 mm (approximately carte de visite size), and one is much …

  • # 26175

    BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933

    [NEW ZEALAND] Group of original landscape works by Westport (later Auckland) amateur watercolourist E. B. B. Boswell, 1887-1924.

    I. The brigantine Oceola … Buller Bay 1887. [Title from artist’s caption on mount]. Watercolour on paper, 230 x 153 mm, signed and dated in the image lower right E. B. B. Boswell 1887; laid down on fully contemporary card (190 x 290 mm), verso titled in pencil by the artist (partially illegible), and signed …

  • # 26134

    HAZELL, Denis H. (1897 - 1930)

    Picturesque Hongkong

    Hongkong : Ye Olde Printerie, circa 1925. Oblong folio, string bound lettered card wrappers with pasted on photograph of Hong Kong (upper left corner with paper restoration), title page with pasted on photograph (stained) pp. [vi – foreword]; 26 photographs tipped-on to 24 sheets (the final photographed chipped to one corner, the others fine) with …