Fine Art

  • # 21636

    LEBRETON, Louis (1818-1866)

    [TAHITI] I[le]. Taïti. Le C.A. Dupetit Thouars faisant amener le pavillon taïtien et prenant possession au nom de la France.

    [= Tahiti. Rear Admiral Dupetit Thouars raises the Tahitian [Protectorate] flag and takes possession in the name of France]. Paris : Vor. Delarue et Cie. ; London : Anaglyphic Company ; Leipzig : Gebrüder Rocca, 1844. Lithograph with hand colouring, 305 x  483 mm (sheet 408 x 557 mm), signed ‘Louis Lebreton’ in stone lower right; …

  • # 21606

    Maker unknown.

    European missionary preaching to a group of indigenous men (possibly Māori).

    [s.l. : s.n., probably between 1850 and 1860], Hand-painted magic lantern glass slide, circular image (80 mm diameter), set in the original wooden frame (100 x 165 mm); fine condition. There are several hand-painted glass slides of identical format and workmanship, with scenes relating to New Zealand Māori, in the collection of the Alexander Turnbull …

  • # 21656

    NARGOODAH, Eva (1958 - )

    Kalparrku [Crab]

    October-November 1994. Linocut, printed in black ink from one block, matrix size 218 x 300 mm (printed image), edition of 20, numbered 2/20 and captioned and signed by the artist in pencil in lower margin; unframed; fine. The artist, Eva Nargoodah (b. 1958), is a Walmajarri speaker from the Kimberley region of northwest Western Australia. …

  • # 21645

    F.G. RADCLIFFE (publisher)

    [SPELEOLOGY] Waitomo, Ruakuri and Aranui, New Zealand. “The most beautiful caves in the world.”

    Whangarei, NZ : F.G. Radcliffe [c.1910]. Small oblong quarto, original silver-lettered grey wrappers and green ties, [24] pp, all monochrome photographic illustrations; a pristine copy.

  • # 21637

    LEBRETON, Louis (1818-1866)

    [TAHITI] Rade & Port de Pape-Iti. Arrivée au mouillage du C. Amiral Dupetit Thouars.

    [= Harbour and port of Papeete. Arrival at anchorage by Rear Admiral Dupetit Thouars]. Paris : Vor. Delarue et Cie. ; London : Anaglyphic Company ; Leipzig : Gebrüder Rocca, 1844. Lithograph with hand colouring, 305 x  483 mm (sheet 408 x 557 mm); printed title in lower margin, along with identification of the various …

  • # 21633

    Artist unknown.

    [POSTER] Land rights before games.

    Picket Fri. 17 Sept. 12.30pm Chifley Sq. / Public meeting Film: ‘Dirt Cheap’ 7pm. Friday 17th. Surry Hills Neighborhood Centre cnr. Crown & Collins Sts. / March & Rally Sun. 26 Sept. meet 2pm cnr Botany Rd & Redfern St. march to Hyde Park for concert & speakers. [Sydney : s.n., 1982]. Poster, screenprint, printed …

  • # 21617

    Hong Kong Harbour & Victoria City from The Peak.

    [Hong Kong : s.n., c.1920]. Real photo postcard. Gelatin silver print on card stock, 87 x 137 mm, titled in the negative along with sequence number ’42’; verso printed ‘Post Card’ (without publisher’s imprint); not postally used; pin hole at top edge centre, tiny surface blemish towards left edge centre, else fine condition.

  • # 21602

    Photographer unknown.

    Photograph of the Repulse Bay Hotel, Hong Kong, circa 1930.

    Original gelatin silver print on matte paper, 80 x 130 mm; taken by an unidentified amateur photographer, inscribed in ink verso: ‘Repulse Bay with Hotel in background. Hong Kong’; fine condition.

  • # 21581


    Australian Red Cross Society certificate recognising service during the Great War, 1914-1919.

    [Melbourne : Australian Red Cross Society, 1919]. Lithographed sheet, 253 x 194 mm, printed in black and red, the upper half with Lionel Lindsay illustration of two Australian nurses (sewing and knitting), an Australian soldier and the Red Cross symbol; proforma document with manuscript entries, awarded to Mrs. C.R. Boyle ‘in recognition of 4 years …

  • # 21573

    WESTON, Harry (Henry John) (1874-1938)

    A Native.

    [Sydney : P.S. (Swain?) & Co, c.1905]. “The Weston Series of Australian National Post Cards. No. 1”. Chromolithographic postcard, 139 x 88 mm, titled and signed in the image; verso with undivided back (meaning the card was published in 1905 or earlier) and handwritten message dated 31 October 1911; mild corner wear, a good example. …

  • # 21379

    DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888)

    Photographic portrait of pioneer South Australian vigneron, William Salter : inscribed by Salter for his niece, Mrs. Hardy. Adelaide, circa 1869.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘Townsend Duryea, Artist and Photographer, Adelaide. By appointment to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh / H.E. Sir Jas. Fergusson, Bart.’, and inscribed in his own hand by the sitter: ‘Your affectionate Uncle William Salter. To Mrs. Hardy’; the vignetted …

  • # 21364


    Photographic portrait of a mother and her young daughter in mourning, Melbourne, 1883-84.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 167 x 110 mm (mount); verso of mount with imprint of E.C. Waddington & Co., 109 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. This poignant studio portrait, beautifully composed and lit, is a study in solemnity. Waddington’s premises were at 109 Elizabeth Street in …

  • # 21362


    Photographic portrait of Madame Carreño Sauret, circa 1874

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 167 x 110 mm (mount); recto of mount with printed caption Madame Carreño Sauret, verso with imprint of the renowned San Francisco studio of Bradley & Rulofson; the albumen print is in fine condition; recto of mount with a tiny amount of foxing, else very good. A superb studio portrait …

  • # 21334

    SIBLEY, Andrew (1933 - 2015)

    Bookplate for Douglas Stewart

    Giclee colour print, titled ‘Ex Libris Douglas Stewart’, 195 x 125 mm. Created 2014. Bookplate for bookseller Douglas Stewart by noted Australian artist Andrew Sibley.

  • # 21318


    Photographs of British colonials and local Malays on Bukit Hitam rubber plantation, Selangor, Malaysia, circa 1910.

    Group of 21 gelatin silver photographs, most in format 80 x 100 mm (some 135 x 85 mm), mounted recto and verso of 3 album leaves removed from a disbound album; the album owner’s handwritren captions to pages, identifying a number of the people in the photographs (we know the compiler of the album was …

  • # 21842

    LANE, N[icholas]

    [COOK] A new globe of the earth

    [London] : N. Lane, 1776. Terrestrial pocket globe, 2 ¾ inches in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier mache and plaster sphere, expertly conserved and waxed, in the original publisher’s shagreen case (no longer a perfect fit), with engraved gores of celestial maps, the lips coloured red, original metal hinge and two …