Fine Art

  • # 29342


    [QUEENSLAND] Greetings from Bundaberg : 1939 wall calendar

    [Bundaberg] : [s.n.], 1938. Thick board mount, 132 x 105 mm, with tipped-in photograph of Buss Park, Bundaberg and beneath it a miniature printed calendar for the year 1939 with cover caption: Greetings from Bundaberg; original silk ribbon for hanging; some foxing verso, otherwise very good.

  • # 29336


    [SYDNEY; MELBOURNE] Around the world

    [Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880]. Leporello album. Narrow octavo (180 x 90 mm), red cloth boards with black lettering and decoration, containing concertina foldout with twelve lithographed panels with views of cities of the world, including Sydney and Melbourne (on last panel), Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Madrid, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Florence, Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin, Port …

  • # 29331


    [The Weimar rose]

    London : [Joseph, Myers & Co.] printed by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment, Hamburg, [circa 1860]. Engraved folding paper souvenir, die-cut in the shape of a rose, diameter when unfolded of 265 mm, with 28 scenes of Weimar, Erfurt, Gotha and Eisenach, curiously lacking the chromolithographed rose which usually forms the outer covers of these delightful …

  • # 29297

    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 …

  • # 29203

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal women and children, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘28. Settlers Hut in Gippsland‘ (in error, with the number 32 written over 28 in ink), plus a larger label printed ‘32‘; fine condition. A group portrait of a group of …

  • # 29201

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal group, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘20. Group of Natives, Victoria‘, plus a larger label printed ‘20‘; fine condition. A superb group portrait of an Aboriginal group in western clothing taken on the Lake Tyers reserve in …

  • # 28886

    A Peep down the Melbourne Telescope.

    [Title from printed caption in negative]. Circa 1870. Stereoscopic silver albumen print photographs, each individual image 68 x 72 mm, on yellow board mount 83 x 166 mm, with the publisher’s serial number and caption in the negative at far right edge ‘685. A Peep down the Melbourne Telescope’, recto of mount with publisher’s imprint …

  • # 28883

    GILL, Samuel Thomas (1818 - 1880)


    Watercolour, 220 x 335 mm, signed lower left S.T.G. and inscribed in pencil ‘Xmas ’67’ inscribed ‘Baby’ lower right, light scattered foxing, otherwise fine. Framed. By the 1860s S. T. Gill was a famed local artist, returning to Melbourne in 1864 after a period in Sydney. Gill’s depictions of life on the Victorian goldfields in …

  • # 28289

    Photographer unknown.

    Distribution of blankets to Mandandanji people at the Court House, Roma (Queensland), 24 May 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 205 mm, laid down on a nineteenth-century album page (split card); manuscript caption in negative at lower left: ’24TH MAY COURT HOUSE, ROMA’; mount with sequence number ‘114’ in manuscript at bottom margin (presumably written by the album compiler), and later identification in biro ‘Roma’ at top margin. The print …

  • # 29027

    FOLEY, Fiona (1964 - )

    Wild Times Call 2001

    The complete suite of seven Type C photographs, edition number 4/10, each signed, dated, numbered and inscribed with title verso. Framed in museum timber. ‘Fiona Foley is Badtjala and an influential curator, writer and academic as well as an internationally recognised artist. Foley pursues a diverse artistic practice encompassing painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed-media work, found …

  • # 27947

    GLEESON, James (1915 - 2008)

    The watcher at the third gate

    Oil on board, 150 x 125 mm, signed lower right. Painted circa 1970s. A fine example of Gleeson’s distinctive miniature scenes of a nude male figure in a psychoscape, an exploration of body and mind. ‘Renowned as Australia’s foremost surrealist painter and poet, James Gleeson’s oeuvre explores the human condition beyond visible reality and the …

  • # 28129

    STELTER, J. P. (John Peter)

    Three rare studio portraits of early settlers in Stanthorpe, on Queensland’s Southern Downs, mid 1870s.

    Three albumen print photographs, one with hand colouring, in carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mounts); versos with imprint of ‘J. P. Stelter, Photographic Artist, Maryland Street, Stanthorpe.’; all three prints and mounts are in very good condition. Very few photographs taken by J. P. Stelter, a Prussian-born pioneer photographer of Southern Queensland, …

  • # 27237

    [STOUT, Stephen Montague, 1831-1886, attributed]

    Studio portrait of Mrs George Haysom and Mrs Edward Haysom. Perth, Western Australia, 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 107 x 62 mm (mount), verso with contemporary inscription in ink: Mrs George Haysom / Mrs Edward Haysom. Australia, 1865; the albumen print has a couple of minor toning spots but is otherwise superb, with excellent tonal range and clarity; the mount has some very light foxing. A …

  • # 28514

    Photographer unknown.

    The Society of Artists’ Selection Committee. Sydney, 1922.

    Sepia tone gelatin silver print, 160 x 215 mm, laid down on its original backing sheet; verso with later pencilled information ‘Selection Committee, Society of Artists, 1922. Standing from left: J. Muir Auld, Will Ashton, John D. Moore, Norman Carter, John Lane Mullins, Alfred Clint. Sitting from left: Albert Collins, Lionel Lindsay, Howard Ashton, Thea …

  • # 28959


    Signed photograph of Australian star of the musical stage, Madge Elliott. Melbourne, June 1924.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 190 x 145 mm, signed in ink by the sitter ‘Madge Elliott’ at lower right, and ‘Ruskin / Melb.’ by the photographer at lower left; on the original board mount, 350 x 240 mm, imprinted at lower margin: ‘SOUVENIR… Madge Elliott’s Farewell Performance in “Whirled into Happiness”, His Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne …

  • # 28972

    Photographer unknown.

    Signed photograph of dancer Tamara Tchinarova, of the Covent Garden Russian Ballet. (Melbourne?), circa 1939.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 110 x 155 mm, inscribed in ink by the sitter at lower right ‘To Miss Scarlett. Best wishes, Tamara Tchinarova’; mild corner wear, unmounted (verso blank). ‘Tamara Tchinarova was born to Russian parents in Romanian territory and began her dance training in Paris with emigre ballerinas from the Imperial Russian Ballet. …