Fine Art

  • # 14762

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    A suite of four framed Roberts Jacks screenprints

    Four screenprints on paper, each measuring 655 x 495 mm (image) 1060 x 820 mm (frame), each editioned in pencil out of 40 copies, signed lower right and dated between 2000 – 06, newly framed in matt finish black timber. A suite of striking original graphic prints by the noted abstract artist Robert Jacks, printed …

  • # 23952

    ALBERD (MELBOURNE)

    [GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] Eftee Films present The Sentimental Bloke : with Ray Fisher and Cecil Scott. Directed by Frank Thring. Adapted from C.J. Dennis’ famous verses.

    East Coburg, Vic. : Alberd, [1932]. Glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; in fine condition. This cinema advertising slide for Frank Thring’s 1932 remake of The Sentimental Bloke was originally used in the Regent Theatre, a tiny cinema in the western Sydney suburb of Guildford. Located on the corner of Guildford Road and …

  • # 23434

    Photographer unknown.

    Reclining female nude wearing a black mask.

    [Probably France, between 1860 and 1865]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 79 x 72 mm (arched format), original plain yellow mount 86 x 172 mm, verso blank; both albumen prints are in very good condition (a few tiny ink spots), with rich tonal range. This very early and striking example of commercial erotic photography …

  • # 24117

    American & Australasian Photographic Company. [MERLIN, Beaufoy, c.1830-1873]

    Photograph of the paddle steamer “Premier”, an early Sydney Harbour steam ferry, 1870-72.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 62 x 104 mm (mount), contemporary inscription in ink above image: ‘Henry Perdriau & J. Watson, owners’; verso imprinted ‘American & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 324 George Street. Beaufoy Merlin’; the albumen print is in very good condition, with just a couple of light marks in the sky …

  • # 24428

    Rand McNally & Co.

    Rand McNally & Co.‘s New Twelve Inch Terrestrial Globe

    [Chicago] : Rand McNally & Co., 1891. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 12 inches in diameter, oval shaped analemma, alternating red and blue isothermal current lines, in original nickel plated mount and stand. An American student’s table globe from the late nineteenth century with a good amount of geographical detail.

  • # 23900

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Precious Opal. Australia.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., circa 1900]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original label printed ‘Mineral’ and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Precious Opal. Australia’; in fine condition. An attractive microscope slide containing thousands of opal fragments, most likely from New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.  

  • # 24355

    JACKS, Robert

    Bookplate for Robert Jacks

    Screenprint on laid paper, 150 x 115 mm, signed in pencil lower right. Robert Jacks’ own bookplate for himself, with the image of the lyrebird, created in conjunction with his books published by the Lyre Bird Press.

  • # 23765

    Photographer unknown.

    A pair of very early stereoview photographs of Adelaide streets, circa 1860.

    Both views are exceptionally early and are possibly unrecorded. They appear to have been kept together for almost 160 years, as the manuscript captions on both are written in the same contemporary hand. It is likely that the same unidentified photographer was responsible for both views. I. Adelaide, S.A. Rundle St. from Gawler Place, north …

  • # 22652

    ADLER, C.

    The Bouquet of Sydney

    Hamburg : C. Adler, before 1868. Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a bouquet of flowers, housed in the original gilt-printed envelope with a lithographed view of Sydney, lettered in gold, the view measuring 520 x 118 mm, the envelope 86 x 142 mm, a fine example. Adler’s Bouquet of Sydney, a highly ephemeral …

  • # 23585

    GAZE, Harold (1884-1963)

    Eros and Psyche

    Watercolour and pencil on card, 310 x 260 mm, signed lower left and dated 1925, titled in pencil verso; short tear upper right, loss to corner lower right (15 x 15 mm) with replacement paper coloured to match; framed. An exquisite original watercolour illustrating the romance in Greek mythology between the mortal Psyche and the immortal …

  • # 22814

    Maker unknown.

    [GALLIPOLI] Souvenir handkerchief with a map of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor and the Levant, featuring an inset map of the Dardanelles.

    [United Kingdom? : s.n., between 1915 and 1917]. Linen handkerchief printed in colour, 470 x 590 mm (total dimensions), with a map (350 x 470 mm) of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor, and the Eastern Mediterranean littoral (including Egypt and Palestine); the territories under the control of Ottoman Turkey or the Central Powers …

  • # 24265

    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 …

  • # 24186

    WALKER, Simon; PRIMROSE, Sophie; TAME IMPALA

    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 …

  • # 24062

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …

  • # 24061

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Grotto of the Nativity

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …

  • # 24060

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Ancient temple in the island of Salina

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …