Fine Art

  • # 17504

    Parallel Prints 2015

    Kerikeri, N.Z. : Art at Wharepuke, 2015. Buckram clamshell case containing twelve original prints by Susanna Castleden, Anoinetta Covino-Beehre, David Fraser, Mark Graver, Jodi Heffernan, Martin King, Deborah Klein, Bruno Leti, John Neeson, Melissa Smith, and Deborah Williams. Limited to 24 sets (the prints in an edition of 36). The first Parallel Prints project was …

  • # 17475

    RICARDO, Geoffrey

    Colour aquatint of a man

    Melbourne : Centre for the Development of Artist’s Books and Limited Editions, 1993. Colour aquatint, 165 x 110 mm, unsigned as issued, printed on a sheet with poems by Miroslav Holub. A proof printing of an etching included in the artists’ book folio Traversare 2.

  • # 18249

    DAVIDSON, Michael Lindsey

    [CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY] Interstice : A double exposure project.

    [Melbourne] : [Michael Lindsey Davidson], 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, hand stitched binding, [38] pp, including reproductions of Melbourne contemporary artist Davidson’s b/w photographs and a seven page essay on the series by Davidson. Limited to 50 copies, signed by artist.

  • # 17464

    MALTBY, Peg (nee Agnes Newberry) (1899 - 1984)

    Pepita’s Baby : the archive of original watercolours by Peg Maltby

    A suite of nine original watercolours on card, measuring from 160 x 160mm to 250 x 185 mm, including the original illustrations for the front and back covers. Signed in her maiden name ‘Agnes Newberry’ on the front cover. Accompanied by a copy of the original publication (Melbourne : Murphett, 1944). Peg Maltby was born …

  • # 17869

    SCHOTTE, Ernst & Co (fl. 1855-1900)

    A rare 1 inch miniature ‘doll’s globe’

    Berlin : Ernst Schotte & Co., circa 1870. Printed gores with hand colouring on a wooden sphere measuring 1 inch in diameter, on a turned wooden stand with metal pin. “The firm of Ernst Schotte was of great importance in the production of globes in Berlin in the second half of the nineteenth century and …

  • # 17435

    Weber Costello

    Weber Costello 12 inch globe

    Chicago : Weber Costello, circa 1930. Terrestrial globe 8 inches in diameter, colour printed gores over pasteboard base, graduated equator, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma, ocean currents, calibrated brass meridian ring, supported on the original turned wooden stand. A very good example with a couple of small dents expertly conserved. A good sized …

  • # 17380


    A handcrafted revolving bookcase made from native Australian timber.

    Native silky oak (Grevillea robusta) with redgum and basswood inlay; dimensions 133 (H) x 57 x 57 cm; dovetail joints; the top with parquetry chessboard. A stunning and unique piece of library furniture designed and made by Werner Burgstahler, Melbourne.

  • # 17859

    Photographer unknown.

    Group of photographs of Coolgardie, Western Australian goldfields, 1901.

    Four silver albumen print photographs, in identical format 110 x 150 mm, mounted recto and verso of a page removed from a travel album, all with an accompanying manuscript caption by the photographer and with a date of 1901; they show the Vale of Coolgardie Mine, Bonnievale; Lake View Mine; interior of the Church of …

  • # 17897

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal family, probably western New South Wales or southern Queensland, circa 1910

    Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, mount with contemporary printed label with sequence number ’14’; the slide is in fine condition. A beautiful outdoor group portrait of a family dressed in European clothing, although all barefoot.

  • # 17896

    KING, Henry (1855-1923)

    Aboriginal man with throwing club, parrying shield and boomerangs, 1890s

    Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, contemporary handwritten captions to the mount: ‘Australian Aborigine’ and ‘H. King, Sydney’; the slide is in perfect condition. A photograph taken in the studio of the major Sydney photographer Henry King, probably in the early 1890s. The painted backdrop and studio props are reminiscent of the …

  • # 17641

    Photographer unknown.

    [ABORIGINES; SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Natives, Fowler’s Bay District

    Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, original manuscript paper label ‘Natives, Fowler’s Bay District’, which duplicates the printed title in the image; a smaller label bears the sequence number ‘6204’ in manuscript; a printed label along the top edge also reads ‘6204 Natives Fowler (sic) Bay District’; in very good …

  • # 17793

    [BRAYTON, Lily, 1876-1953]; Photographer unknown

    Signed photographic portrait of the actress Lily Brayton, wife of Australian actor Oscar Asche.

    [London? : photographer unknown, circa 1905]. Hand coloured silver gelatin print, 135 x 83 mm, bearing Lily Brayton’s full signature in ink, captioned in the negative ‘Lily Brayton’ and ‘Sole copyright’ (photographer’s imprint not visible); laid down on an early twentieth century album page with the collector’s manuscript label mounted below, ‘Lily Brayton (Mrs. Oscar …

  • # 17631

    HOARE, Sophia (Mrs.) (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of Princess Moe-a-Mai, consort of King Tamatoa V of Raiatea, Tahiti.

    Circa 1880. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (106 x 63 mm); no photographer’s imprint; verso inscribed in pencil in two different but contemporary hands ‘Princess Tomatoa (sic)’ and ‘Moe, femme de Tamatoa’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A superb studio portrait, attributed to the Papeete photographer Madame Hoare, …

  • # 17918

    M. [Menzies] DICKSON

    [HAWAII] View of Keōua Hale, residence of Princess Keʻelikōlani

    Early 1870s. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 110 x 165 mm, verso imprinted ‘M. Dickson, 61 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, and with contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Residence Princess Keelikolani’; the albumen print is in good condition, with some mottling in the negative; the mount has an ink stain to top left corner recto, but …

  • # 17916


    [HAWAII] Photographic portraits of the Hawaiian royal family

    Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 165 x 110 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Williams & Co., (Successors to M. Dickson), Photographers, 102 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, the albumen print is in fine condition; the back of the mount has a couple of ink smudges, but is otherwise clean and free from foxing. …

  • # 17914


    [HAWAII] Photographic portrait of King Kalakaua

    Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 165 x 110 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Williams & Co., (Successors to M. Dickson), Photographers, 102 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, and with contemporary inscriptions in both ink and pencil: ‘King Kalakaua’; the albumen print with a couple of light marks bottom right, otherwise in very good …