Fine Art

  • # 23023

    WRIGHT, George P[arkinson]. (photographer and publisher)

    Brisbane and Environs Illustrated: Twelve Views of the Scenery of the City and Neighbourhood.

    Second Series … [Contents …] Photographed by Geo. P. Wright, Creek Street, (Opposite the Union Bank) Brisbane. MDCCCLXXVIII. At head of title: Under the Patronage of His Excellency the Governor. Brisbane : George P. Wright [printed by Cleghorn & Co.], 1878. Oblong folio, original half morocco over brown cloth boards with gilt lettering (boards marked and …

  • # 22751

    FEINT, Adrian

    [POSTER]. Adrian Feint Cornucopia

    Geelong : Geelong Gallery, [2009]. Printed poster, 360 x 275 mm, for the travelling exhibition that showed at Geelong 5 December 2009 to 14 February 2010

  • # 22671

    Around the world with Nellie Bly

    New York : McLoughlin Brothers, c. 1890. Game board, 415 x 400 mm, chromolithograph playing board in two sheets, folding, with vignettes of Nellie Bly, Jules Verne, a steam ship and a steam train. Fine condition. Housed in original box with chromolithograph illustration, containing spinner card and four wooden counters. “Famed woman journalist Nellie Bly (Elizabeth …

  • # 22519

    CONDER, Charles (1868-1909)

    A dream of Araby

    Transfer lithograph, c 1904. Printed in sanguine from one stone. Dimensions of printed image 214 x 310 mm. CONDER within image, lower left; signed Charles Conder lower left margin; no. 22 lower right margin. Printed in an edition of 50 copies. From the Carnival series, published in London by Ernest Brown & Phillips [Leicester Galleries], 1904 – 1906. During …

  • # 22786

    Photographer unknown.

    View of the first Union Club (formerly Robert Campbell junior’s residence), Bligh Street, Sydney.

    Circa 1868. Albumen print photograph, 123 x 163 mm, laid down on a section cut from an album page, with a contemporary inscription in ink above the image ‘Union Club, Sydney, N.S.W.’; a strong print in fine condition. From an album of Sydney views compiled during Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh’s Australian visit of 1867-68, …

  • # 22666

    CAIRE, N. J. (Nicholas John) (1837-1918)

    Residents posing outside a winter hut at Maloga Mission on the River Murray, New South Wales.

    [Between 1885 and 1888]. Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on its original paper mount, printed caption in gold ink across the bottom margin ‘Scenes on the River Murray’, along with the imprint of ‘N.J. Caire, Photo., Prize Medallist. Laboratory and Office: 2 Darling St., South Yarra’; contemporary inscription in ink verso …

  • # 22247

    MORT, Eirene (1879-1977); CROOK, Ethel Frances (1885-1973)

    First Australian Exhibition of Women’s Work, 1907. Diploma, Second Class. Awarded to Bendigo artist Ethel Crook, and accompanied by an archive of her designs.

    Chromolithograph printed in shades of blue and brown, 370 x 460 mm, printed text with manuscript entries ‘FIRST / AUSTRALIAN EXHIBITION / OF / WOMEN’S WORK / 1907 / SECOND CLASS DIPLOMA / Awarded to Ethel Crooke / Original Design’, within an Art Nouveau-inspired illustrated border; upper right and lower left corners worn, else a …

  • # 22568


    A Primitive Methodist Missionary Society collection box.

    [London : Primitive Methodist Missionary Society, 1890 – 1900]. Wooden collection box, 155 x 100 x 65 mm, original chromolithographed label to front, worded ‘Primitive Methodist Missionary Society / Offerings for Home and Colonial Work / Go ye therefore and make disciples of all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem’; underside with remnants of old paper …

  • # 22246

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

    Photographic portraits of Aborigines from New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory, 1892-95.

    Suite of fifteen albumen print photographs, format 200 x 150 mm; each with blind stamp of ‘Kerry & Co. Photo, 308 George St. Sydney’ and with manuscript sequence number and title in the negative; a few with some toning or fading, but the majority are strong prints in very good condition; mounted and framed. Northern Territory subjects: 605. Port …

  • # 18666

    Maker unknown.

    Aboriginal King’s Brass Plate (1820). “King Taptalla II.” King of the Terrara Tribe, Shoalhaven River, New South Wales.

    [Title from mid nineteenth-century manuscript note]. Brass breastplate or gorget, crescentic, maximum diameter 140 mm, anterior with engraved lettering KING TAPTALLA II, foliage motif repeated at each of the upper corners, emu and kangaroo dos-à-dos at the centre (design only partially completed); diagonal cut mark running from lower left to upper right edge; the surface has been …

  • # 22557

    DARTON, William (1781-1854)

    The world dissected upon the best principles to teach youth geography.

    London : made by William Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, 1820. Jigsaw puzzle map of the world in two hemispheres, dissected and laid on mahogany, in the publisher’s original wooden box with sliding lid, paper labels to the lid and sides, ‘Darton, London. Warranted’; also titled ‘The world from the best authorities’. A rare early puzzle …

  • # 22258

    SHAW, George (1751-1813)

    A suite of nine plates from Shaw’s Zoology of New Holland, 1794.

    [London] : Printed by J. Davis : Published by J. Sowerby, 1794. Nine engravings with original hand colour, each approximately 230 x 160 mm (plate lines), on J. Whatman watermarked paper, 303 x 242 mm (sheet), titled and imprinted in the image (imprint erased from one as issued), small stab holes from the string binding …

  • # 14015

    GILFILLAN, John Gordon (1839-1875), attributed

    Five wood engravings of the first Lamb Hill homestead, Warrengate, Whanganui district, circa 1865

    1. Title: Lamb Hill [in the image] From the south west [manuscript]. Image 150 x 190 mm; sheet 175 x 225 mm; initialled in the image lower right JGG. 2. Title: Lambhill [in manuscript]. Artist’s proof of the above engraving. Image 130 x 180 mm; sheet 150 x 180 mm; uninitialled; verso with pen and ink sketch of two Whanganui settlers …

  • # 22578


    Outward bound I

    Acrylic and paper on canvas, 16.3 x 21.3 cm, framed, signed label from the artist verso. ‘Ron Robertson-Swann’s career spans over five decades – as an artist, teacher, mentor and as an advocate for sculpture in public spaces. Best known as a sculptor, painting is a vital element of his practice, and he produces both …

  • # 22657

    WOOD, Rex (1906-1970)

    Portrait of a young woman

    [Adelaide : probably between 1930 and 1935]. Watercolour and gouache on paper, sheet 280 x 190 mm, signed lower right ‘Rex Wood’; laid down on original board mount, removed from a frame at some point; in very good condition. Rex Wood was born in Laura, in the Mid North of South Australia in 1906, and …

  • # 14208

    HIRST, Damien (1965 -)


    Woodcut. Created 2012. Measures 470 x 560 mm (sheet), signed lower right, editioned out of 55 copies verso, presented floating in a white timber frame. Active in London’s contemporary art scene since the 1980s, Damien Hirst shot to national prominence as part of the Young British Artists movement in the early 90s and international prominence …