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  • # 34902

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Opera House Sydney from Lavender Bay. 12 etchings

    [Sydney : the artist, 1981]. Oblong quarto (230 x 345 mm), black buckram binding, manuscript title page, 12 etched views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour by Robert Jacks, each measuring approximately 75 x 150 mm (plate lines), one signed. A unique artist’s book of views of Sydney’s most famous landmark, created by …

  • # 34903

    MENPES, Mortimer (1855 - 1938)

    A Breton Beggar

    Etching 214 × 137 cm mm (plate line), signed lower right in the plate M.L. Menpes. The Met (New York) identifies the sitter as Charles Augustus Howell (British, 1840–1890 London). Mortimer Menpes moved to England at the age of twenty where he would enjoy a successful career in painting and etching. In 1880 he embarked …

  • # 32579

    HARRIS, George Prideaux (1775 - 1810)

    The first published image of the Thylacine and Tasmanian Devil

    Didelphis ursina [and] Didelphis cynocephala. London : Transactions of the Linnean Society, 1808. Engraving, plate 19, page 174 from the Transactions, 205 x 155 mm (plate line), signed in image lower left, a fine example. The first published image of the Thylacine and Tasmanian Devil. ‘The first European illustration of a thylacine was modeled on …

  • # 15811

    DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888); "W.S.E."

    Carte de visite with an acrostic laudatory poem to Tasmanian newspaper publisher and editor John Campbell Macdougall

    Albumen print photograph of a lithographed poem titled ‘An Acrostic’, dated and initialled in the image ‘Hobart Town, 9th August 1848 / W.S.E.’, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘T. Duryea, Artist & Photographer, by Appointment, 66 & 68 King William St., Adelaide / Prize Medal, Universal Exhibition 1867’; both the …

  • # 34745

    BOYD, Arthur (1920 - 1999)

    Nude with Shark Headed Beast (Diana and Actaeon), 1962

    Etching, 25.0 x 30.0 cm (plate-mark), signed lower right, edition 25 lower left, small chip to right margin, framed in museum timber. This etching was creates during a period of intense creative output in 1962 and 1963 where Boyd explored the Greek myth of Actaeon and Diana, inspired by Titian’s painting The death of Achaeon Boyd viewed …

  • # 34693

    BENJAMIN, Jason (1971 - 2021)

    Will you ever really know?

    Etching, dated 2007, signed lower right, edition 6/75 lower left, titled centre, framed.  

  • # 34711

    BLACKMAN, Charles (1928 - 2018)

    Orpheus : the song of forever

    Lithograph, 330 x 250 mm, signed lower right and edition 54/250, water staining along lower margin, framed in black timber with silver finish. Created by the artist for inclusion in the deluxe edition art book Orpheus : the song of forever (Sydney: The Craftsman’s Press, 1983), written by Nadine Amadio and printed in an edition …

  • # 34712

    OLSEN, John (1928 - )

    “The Kiss”

    Etching, 190 x 120 mm, signed lower right and dated 2009, titled centre and edition A/P lower left. Framed in timber with copper finish. Artist’s proof copy of an etching published in an edition of 30 copies for inclusion in the deluxe edition art book “The Kiss” (Townsville and Melbourne : Lyre Bird Press & …

  • # 34710

    SHEAD, Garry (1942 - )

    E.M. [Ern Malley]

    Etching, 135 x 125 mm, signed lower right, titled centre, edition 54/60 lower left. Framed in black timber, a fine example. A fine portrait of the fictional poet Ern Malley, created by Shead for the deluxe edition of his publication News (Melbourne : Macmillan, 2006), written by Rudy Kraussmann.  

  • # 34691

    BRACK, John (1920 - 1999)

    An original lithograph of a standing nude with Chinese screen

    Lithograph, 390 x 278 mm (plate line), fine condition, in black timber frame, measuring 660 x 530 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 …

  • # 34692

    BRACK, John (1920 - 1999)

    An original lithograph of a reclining nude

    Lithograph, 455 x 300 mm (plate line), fine condition, in black timber frame, measuring 680 x 540 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 …

  • # 34862

    BRACK, John (1920 - 1999)

    An original lithograph of a seated nude with hair in a bun

    Lithograph, 410 x 290 mm (plate line), fine condition, in black timber frame, measuring 690 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 …

  • # 13456

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1884 - 1979)

    Tristan Tzara with monocle

    Lithograph, 370 x 160 mm, signed in pencil lower right. The play Le coeur à gaz by famed Romanian-born dadaist writer Tristan Tzara (1896 – 1963) was first performed in Paris, as part of the 1921 “Dada Salon” at the Galerie Montaigne. For it’s second performance in 1923 at théâtre Michel, the costumes were designed …

  • # 34566

    F. HUMPHRIS & SONS LTD. (Adelaide and Jamestown, South Australia)

    Mandarin Phosphates

    Adelaide and Jamestown, South Australia : F. Humphris & Sons Ltd., [after 1902, and probably before 1920]. Chromolithographed bottle label, 71 x 94 mm; a fine example. Frederina Humphris (née Gotte, 1841-1925), the widow of Edmund Humphris, continued her husband’s Jamestown enterprise, known as “The Emu Factory”, after his death in 1880. The Emu Factory …

  • # 20951

    KING, Christopher George (1865-1928)

    National Game Company lithographed printer’s proof for board games.

    [Melbourne : National Game Company, 1911]. Lithograph, printed in colour and gold ink, measures 750 x 1010 mm (sheet), folded to 190 x 260 mm; addressed on reverse to C. G. King Esq. of Hawthorn (Melbourne), with stamp postmarked 8MR11 [8 March 1911], pencil annotations ‘April 1911 5225′ and ’72 Ludo 2; 36 Courtship 1; …

  • # 34555

    DEVINE, Catherine (active 1880s)

    Still life with flowers, butterflies and vase

    [Sydney : John Sands & Co., circa 1880). Chromolithograph, 270 x 175 mm (sight line), scattered foxing, framed. There is little biographical information available on the artist, but Catherine Devine was an artist known to have been active in Sydney in the 1880s. She was the sister of Mary Stoddard, an accomplished portraitist. The sisters …