Fine Art

  • # 31339

    BRACK, John

    An original lithograph of a seated nude with cushions and rug

    Lithograph, 420 x 300 mm (plate line), fine condition, in black timber frame, measuring 695 x 560 mm. Printed in an edition of 200 copies. Unsigned and unnumbered as issued. An original lithograph intended for the publication John Brack nudes. Fifteen original lithographs. (Melbourne: Lyre Bird Press, 1982), this example from unbound sheets sourced from the …

  • # 31256

    KOLENBERG, Hendrik

    Lloyd Rees etchings and lithographs

    A catalogue raisonne by Hendrik Kolenberg with an introduction by Lou Klepac. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 1986. Quarto, gilt-lettered black calf finely bound with matching slipcase, 112 pp, illustrated throughout. This one of 100 copies of the special collectors’ edition, signed by the artist with an original signed Lloyd Rees lithograph loosely enclosed (light …

  • # 31186

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …

  • # 31178

    [GILL, S. T.]

    The Melbourne Rose. Part II.

    London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862 (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler’s Printing Establishment). Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a rose, custom mounted in a perspex display stand, with the original gilt-printed envelope honouring Burke and Wills (two old tape stains); a very good example. A significant and very rare …

  • # 31172

    [PAINE, John; BAYLISS, Charles, attributed]

    Photographs. New South Wales.

    Sydney : Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1889. Album of mounted [120] albumen silver print photographs. Oblong quarto, full red morocco blind stamped in gilt with coat of arms of New South Wales and lettering, silk lining papers, all edges gilt, title page with colophon, [120] albumen silver prints, each approximately 140 x 190 mm, mounted recto …

  • # 31171

    Anon.

    [EXHIBITIONS] Royal album of Sydney and Melbourne views

    [Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880].  Octavo, blue boards with gilt embossedlettering and decoration, concertina foldout with twelve panels. Leporello views of Sydney and Melbourne. The Sydney views include the shortlived International Exhibition Building (the Garden Palace), which was built for the Exhibition of 1879-80 and destroyed by fire in 1882; the Australian Museum; Post Office; …

  • # 29798

    MOFFATT, Tracey (Australian, b. 1960)

    Beauties (in cream)

    (1994). From the series Beauties (1994-1997). Black and white photograph, colour tinted in lab during printing process print, 100 x 71cm; printed in an edition of 20 numbered copies, this copy Artist’s Proof 1/1. One of Tracey Moffatt’s most captivating works, exploring themes of indigenous identity and place. It is also a deeply personal work, …

  • # 30405

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Lorne, Victoria. (Men drinking beer)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 365 x 245 mm; archivally matted, signed by Rennie Ellis on the mount; a vintage print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis for the book launch and exhibition Life’s Still a Beach at the George Gallery, St. Kilda, in 1998. Reproduced on page 30 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne …

  • # 30408

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Swanbourne, Western Australia. (Sunbathers) (Artist’s proof)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 290 x 430 mm; unsigned; unmounted; an artist’s proof print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis in preparation for the book Life’s Still a Beach. Reproduced on page 45 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne : Hardie Grant Publishing, 1998).

  • # 30410

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Shark Attack Bay, New South Wales. (Snorkeller in a rock pool) (Artist’s proof)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 430 x 290 mm; unsigned; unmounted; an artist’s proof print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis in preparation for the book Life’s Still a Beach. Reproduced on page 15 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne : Hardie Grant Publishing, 1998).

  • # 30407

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Bondi, New South Wales. (Two women) (Large print)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 290 x 420 mm; archivally matted, signed by Rennie Ellis on the mount; a vintage print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis for the book launch and exhibition Life’s Still a Beach at the George Gallery, St.Kilda, in 1998. Reproduced on page 14 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne : …

  • # 30754

    BOWEN, Dean (1957 - )

    Small portraits : ten etchings

    Melbourne : the artist, 1999. Folding illustrated clamshell box, 260 mm tall, title sheet, one letterpress contents sheet, 10 coloured etchings, signed colophon sheet. Printed in an edition of 10 boxed sets in Roman numerals, the etchings were also issued individually in an edition of 25 copies numbered in Arabic numerals. The prints were made …

  • # 29546

    BATEMAN, Piers (1947 - 2015)

    Bush scene, Kangaroo Ground

    Oil on board, 33 x 22 cm, gold frame, signed lower right. Painted with thick impasto oils, this scene through the trees was painted near Bateman’s studio in Kangaroo Ground near Melbourne. Piers Batemen began painting the Australian landscape since the 1960s when he studied painting under Arthur Boyd in London. He held a number …

  • # 31104

    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.

  • # 30868

    WALTER, Charles (Carl) (1831-1907)

    A group of twenty-four stereoscopic views of rock formations and other topographical features along the coastline of southwest Victoria, circa 1865.

    [Melbourne : Age Office, circa 1865]. Twenty-four stereoscopic albumen print photographs, each image approximately 80 x 80 mm (arched format), on original yellow card mounts, 90 x 170 mm, versos with original paper labels printed with the series title ‘AUSTRALIAN SCENERY’ and the photographer’s information ‘Chas. Walter. Photographic Artist to The Illustrated Australian News, The …

  • # 30430

    REICHENBACH, Kurt (compiler)

    Trial Bay internment camp, New South Wales : an archive of printed ephemera and photographs, including twenty issues of the newspaper “Welt am Montag”, collected by internee Kurt Reichenbach, 1917-18.

    Based on internal evidence in this archive, we have tentatively identified its compiler as Kurt Reichenbach (1890-1945), a German gymnast from Leipzig who had competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. At the outbreak of World War One in August 1914, Reichenbach appears to have been either visiting or living in Singapore when he was …