Original Works

  • # 15988

WHEELER, Dorothy M. (1891 - 1966)

Endpaper illustration from the publication English Nursery Rhymes, 1916

    # 15988

    WHEELER, Dorothy M. (1891 - 1966)

    Endpaper illustration from the publication English Nursery Rhymes, 1916

    Ink and watercolour, 155 by 580mm., signed lower right, mounted, framed and glazed “In 1916 A. & C. Black published a music book of English Nursery Rhymes, selected and edited by L. Edna Walter. Harmonies were by Lucy E. Broadwood and the illustrations were by Dorothy M. Wheeler. Wheeler (1891-1966) was a fine watercolourist who started her career …

  • # 15816

Artist unknown

“Cedar Lodge”, Ipswich, Queensland; the residence of Abraham Fitzgibbon, first Commissioner and Chief Engineer of the Queensland Railways.

    # 15816

    Artist unknown

    “Cedar Lodge”, Ipswich, Queensland; the residence of Abraham Fitzgibbon, first Commissioner and Chief Engineer of the Queensland Railways.

    Circa 1865. Watercolour and pencil on paper, 150 x 210 mm, an unmounted leaf from a sketchbook; unsigned; verso inscribed in ink in a nineteenth century hand ‘The Birthplace of Florence Isabelle Fitz-Gibbon, Cedar Lodge, Ipswich, Queensland’; also inscribed, in the same hand, ‘Returned to our dear Belle’; in fine condition, the tiny crease at top …

  • # 15429

Anon.

[NEW ZEALAND] Sketches made by a passenger on board the ship Cape Finisterre, London to Lyttleton, 1878-79

    # 15429

    Anon.

    [NEW ZEALAND] Sketches made by a passenger on board the ship Cape Finisterre, London to Lyttleton, 1878-79

    The emigrant ship Cape Finisterre sailed from London in December 1878, and arrived at Lyttelton, New Zealand, on 31 March 1879. One of the passengers on board was James J. Ledger, whose hand-illustrated manuscript journal In Search of a Home at the Antipodes documents his voyage experience. Ledger’s important journal is now held in the collection of the …

  • # 15944

FRIEND, Donald (1915-1989)

Donald Friend : autograph letter signed, including an original pen sketch, dated 1973

Donald Friend : autograph letter signed, including an original pen sketch, dated 1973
FRIEND, Donald (1915-1989)
# 11059

    # 15944

    FRIEND, Donald (1915-1989)

    Donald Friend : autograph letter signed, including an original pen sketch, dated 1973

    Manuscript in pen, headed Batudjimbar 21 Aug 73, a holograph note in the hand of the artist Donald Friend, addressed to Ernest [Berkelouw], a covering note regarding a group of fifty sketches which Friend has sent to Berkelouw to show a potential publisher, detailing Friend’s financial expectations in the event of a publishing deal being …

  • # 15802

WYATT, William (1838-1872)

Somewhere in the Hills

    # 15802

    WYATT, William (1838-1872)

    Somewhere in the Hills

    [South Australia], 1862. Title from artist’s caption. Ink wash on wove paper, 90 x 160 mm; signed and dated lower right ‘Wm. Wyatt J[unior] d[epinxit]. 1862.’; in good condition, with a tiny spot of restoration to the outline of the hill at upper left; mounted in a recent glazed timber frame. William Wyatt, sketcher, watercolourist and lithographer, was …

  • # 15754

PLIMER, Nathaniel, 1757-1822, attributed

A portrait miniature of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Brisbane, sixth Governor of New South Wales, 1821-1825

    # 15754

    PLIMER, Nathaniel, 1757-1822, attributed

    A portrait miniature of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Brisbane, sixth Governor of New South Wales, 1821-1825

    A fine portrait of a distinguished administrator whose political and social legacies were of immense importance in the shaping of the Colony of New South Wales. Portraits of such significant early Australian figures are of the utmost rarity.  [Attributed to Nathaniel Plimer, probably 1803-1804]. Portrait on ivory, in its original nine-carat gold mount, 70 x 53 mm; verso of …

  • # 15850

LACY, George, 1816-1878, attributed

Portrait of an Aboriginal man holding a spear

    # 15850

    LACY, George, 1816-1878, attributed

    Portrait of an Aboriginal man holding a spear

    An unpublished work attributed to an artist active on the New South Wales and Victorian goldfields in the 1850s and 1860s. [New South Wales or Victoria, circa 1860]. Ink wash on paper, 250 x 185 mm, laid down on a nineteenth century gilt-edged album leaf; initialled in the image at lower left ‘G.L.’; the work is …

  • # 15652

LUSHINGTON, Reginald Francis, 1890-1961

A prisoner with the Turks, 1915-1918

    # 15652

    LUSHINGTON, Reginald Francis, 1890-1961

    A prisoner with the Turks, 1915-1918

    Lushington was one of only four Australians captured by the Turks at Gallipoli on April 25 1915. This unique extra-illustrated copy of his memoir bears the ownership inscriptions of his mother, to whom the book is dedicated.  Bedford : F.R. Hockliffe ; London : Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., 1923. Octavo, original cloth backed papered …

  • # 15851

Unknown Indigenous maker.

La Perouse shield

    # 15851

    Unknown Indigenous maker.

    La Perouse shield

    An important transitional object made by a member of the Indigenous community at La Perouse, bearing a graphic depiction of the arrival of Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour in Botany Bay in April 1770. [La Perouse, New South Wales : unknown maker, probably between 1932 and 1939]. Decorated wooden shield in traditional form, 350 x 145 x 65 …

  • # 15804

O'GRADY, Frederick Standish, 6th Viscount Guillamore (1847-1927)

[NEW ZEALAND] Commonplace album of Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1860s – circa 1900.

    # 15804

    O'GRADY, Frederick Standish, 6th Viscount Guillamore (1847-1927)

    [NEW ZEALAND] Commonplace album of Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1860s – circa 1900.

    A fascinating treasure trove that constitutes a time capsule of four decades –  one of them spent in New Zealand – in the life of an Irish aristocrat of the late nineteenth century. Nineteenth century commonplace album. Folio, original marbled papered boards (heavily worn, lacking most of the leather backstrip), containing 160 pages completely filled with original manuscript material, ink …

  • # 15801

WYATT, William (1838-1872)

Natives Encamped

    # 15801

    WYATT, William (1838-1872)

    Natives Encamped

    [South Australia], 1862. Title from artist’s caption. Ink wash on wove paper, 80 x 180 mm; initialled and dated lower right ‘W.W. 62’; in fine condition, mounted in a recent glazed timber frame. William Wyatt, sketcher, watercolourist and lithographer, was born in the Colony of South Australia in 1838, the son of William Wyatt (Senior), surgeon, …

  • # 15436

GIBSON, Andrew Lucian (Scotland, 1796 - "Tirranna", near Goulburn, 1840)

Sketches made during the Napoleonic Wars and later (c.1815-1821), by military surgeon Dr. Andrew Gibson, founder of Tirranna station near Goulburn, New South Wales

    # 15436

    GIBSON, Andrew Lucian (Scotland, 1796 - "Tirranna", near Goulburn, 1840)

    Sketches made during the Napoleonic Wars and later (c.1815-1821), by military surgeon Dr. Andrew Gibson, founder of Tirranna station near Goulburn, New South Wales

    Nine leaves removed from a small early nineteenth century sketchbook, trimmed to various dimensions up to 160 x 100 mm, eight with watercolour and pencil vignettes and manuscript captions in ink, one with manuscript bearing the artist’s name, ‘Andrew Lucian Gibson’, laid down on a later nineteenth century backing sheet, 380 x 320 mm; in very good condition, with some mild …

  • # 15795

FORREST, Charles, Lieutenant (1809-1874)

Pencil drawing depicting a scene on the Yarra, Melbourne, circa 1870

    # 15795

    FORREST, Charles, Lieutenant (1809-1874)

    Pencil drawing depicting a scene on the Yarra, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Leaf from an artist’s sketchbook, 230 x 285 mm, unsigned; in fine condition, in an archival mat; verso of leaf with an unfinished pencil sketch by the same artist, depicting early settlers and wooden dwellings in the Australian bush; affixed to the back of the mat is the following typed declaration by a descendant of the artist, …

  • # 15297

Artist unknown [after ANGAS, George French; HAINSSELIN, Henry]

Four early watercolour portraits of Australian Aborigines after lithographs by George French Angas and Henry Hainsselin.

    # 15297

    Artist unknown [after ANGAS, George French; HAINSSELIN, Henry]

    Four early watercolour portraits of Australian Aborigines after lithographs by George French Angas and Henry Hainsselin.

    [Australia? : c.1846]. Four individual watercolour head-and-shoulder portraits, each approximately 110 x 90 mm, on sheet 400 x 325 mm, paper watermarked J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1846; the artist’s captions in pencil beneath each portrait read (anti-clockwise from top right): Kertamaroo / King John; Mocata (his wife); Native of Gipps Land, Victoria; Yonki Yonka, Native of Western …

  • # 11465

DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

[SONIA DELAUNAY] Trial design in gouache for the cover of Robes poèmes (Paris : Jacques Damase, 1969)

    # 11465

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    [SONIA DELAUNAY] Trial design in gouache for the cover of Robes poèmes (Paris : Jacques Damase, 1969)

    Gouache on artist’s board, dimensions 320 x 257 mm; verso with a second design (uncompleted); [together with] Sonia Delaunay. Robes poèmes. [Also titled]. Sonia Delaunay 27 tableaux vivants. Paris : Jacques Damase, 1969. Quarto (285 x 195 mm), blue cloth boards with design by Delaunay, in concertina format with 27 full page pochoir illustrations after original designs …

  • # 15780

OGDEN, Denis

Original collage design for an advertisement for Carlton & United Breweries Ltd, Melbourne

    # 15780

    OGDEN, Denis

    Original collage design for an advertisement for Carlton & United Breweries Ltd, Melbourne

    Original collage of carefully cut-out coloured papers, 595 x 397 mm, titled lower centre ‘Carlton & United Breweries Ltd / Melbourne Victoria Australia’, signed in pencil lower right ‘Dennis Ogden 83’. A stunning modernist design, of two young men enjoying a beverage on St Kilda Pier, Melbourne, with the historic kiosk (sadly now burnt down …

  • # 15401

WOOD, Rex (1906-1970)

Portrait of a young woman

    # 15401

    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 …

  • # 15397

YORKE, Philip

[EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED BOOK] The royal tribes of Wales

    # 15397

    YORKE, Philip

    [EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED BOOK] The royal tribes of Wales

    Wrexham : John Painter, 1799. First edition. Quarto, full calf by J. Gill of Penhryn, elaborately tooled in blind and gilt, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate for John Hughes (1810-1871) to front pastedown, pp 192, the twelve engraved plates replaced by twelve magnificent original paintings heightened with gold of the royal arms …

  • # 15359

ROWAN, Alexander

[KANGAROO] “How are you? And how’s your cough? I’ve just arrived.”

    # 15359

    ROWAN, Alexander

    [KANGAROO] “How are you? And how’s your cough? I’ve just arrived.”

    [Title from artist’s caption]. Unpublished pen and ink sketch on laid paper watermarked Joynson, 180 x 115 mm, artist’s caption beneath image, verso inscribed ‘Bertha as she appeared, by Alexander Rowan. London, August 1861’; fine. Alexander Rowan was a minor British artist who is known to have exhibited between 1852 and 1859, during which time …

  • # 15722

Maker unknown.

Painted mother of pearl shell depicting a view of Shamian Island, Canton, showing the trading factories on the Pearl River prior to destruction by fire in 1856

    # 15722

    Maker unknown.

    Painted mother of pearl shell depicting a view of Shamian Island, Canton, showing the trading factories on the Pearl River prior to destruction by fire in 1856

    [Canton : s.n., c.1850]. Pigments on nacre, 170 x 180 mm (irregular); scattered loss of pigment, but essentially a well preserved example; accompanied by a carved rosewood base. This finely detailed original work, made for the Chinese export market by a Cantonese artisan, is of significant historical interest as it depicts, at upper left, a section of …

  • [SONIA DELAUNAY] Six trial designs in gouache for the cover of Robes poèmes (Paris : Jacques Damase, 1969)
DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)
# 11465

    # 15956

    Anon.

    Original pen drawing of Sir Thomas Lipton’s America’s Cup challenger, the yacht Shamrock, 1899

    Ink on thin card, 200 x 240 mm (image), 210 x 270 mm (sheet), unframed, calligraphic title at the head Trial of the Shamrock, with three views of the Shamrock racing, a vignette portrait of the owner, Sir Thomas J. Lipton at upper left, a group of spectators at lower left, and a crest emblazoned with …

  • [SCULPTURE] ‘Sea Angel’
CARTWRIGHT, Michael (Melbourne, 1959 - )
# 14942

    # 14942

    CARTWRIGHT, Michael (Melbourne, 1959 - )

    [SCULPTURE] ‘Sea Angel’

    1996. Bronze, 310 x 170 x 115 mm, artist's proof, edition of 9. Exhibited: Ian Rogers Fine Art, Melbourne, 1997. The recent works of Shona Nunan and Michael Cartwright. 'Sea Angel' is item number 8 in the exhibition catalogue, a copy of which accompanies the sculpture. Australian artist Michael Cartwright, together with his partner, sculptor Shona …

  • [CHINESE PRINTING] Printing block for paper money with an original value of 100 wen
[KHUBILAI KHAN, Emperor Chih-yüan]
# 14211

    # 14211

    [KHUBILAI KHAN, Emperor Chih-yüan]

    [CHINESE PRINTING] Printing block for paper money with an original value of 100 wen

    China, Yüan dynasty, reign of Khubilai Khan, circa 1287 C.E.. Stone, 210 x 135 x 22 mm, top edges bevelled (three sections skilfully rejoined); housed in a custom made cloth box lined with lambswool. An extraordinary item of early printing history that pre-dates by a century the earliest known instance of printing in the West, …

  • Craven Hall, Warminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Anon.

# 3326

    # 15919

    Anon.

    Craven Hall, North West View

    [United Kingdom? : between 1800 and 1850]. Ink on thick paper, 360 x 510 mm, with depiction of a building (precise location unknown) captioned Craven Hall, North West View at upper left; the central portion of the sheet with detailed plan of adjoining lands; and at lower left a key to the plan, headed Contents, indicating …

  • [MELBOURNE] Besses Banquet, Vienna Café, 20 July 1911.
[VIENNA CAFE]
# 14719

    # 14719

    [VIENNA CAFE]

    [MELBOURNE] Besses Banquet, Vienna Café, 20 July 1911.

    Pen and ink illustration and calligraphy with onlaid silver gelatin photograph, on thin card, 420 x 200 mm (sheet); a few light marks around the upper edges, otherwise fine condition. A significant piece of ephemera from one of Melbourne's most famous dining establishments of the 1890s and early 1900s, the Vienna Café, which occupied the …

  • [MELBOURNE] Original pencil drawings of Hampton and Middle Brighton, 1910
WINBORN, W.G.T.
# 14671

    # 14671

    WINBORN, W.G.T.

    [MELBOURNE] Original pencil drawings of Hampton and Middle Brighton, 1910

    Pencil on paper, recto of a leaf removed from a sketchbook, 200 x 250 mm; captioned by the artist, 'View of Hampton' and 'Off Mdl. Brighton', respectively; signed and dated at lower margin 'W.G.T. Winborn 26/12/10'; verso blank; mild foxing at lower left and a few small toning spots, otherwise in very good condition.  A pair …

  • Silhouette of Port Phillip squatter John Edgell of Mount Piper Station
Anon. [EDGELL, John, Trowbridge, Wiltshire 1813 - Sugarloaf Creek, Victoria, 1848]
# 14519

    # 14519

    Anon. [EDGELL, John, Trowbridge, Wiltshire 1813 - Sugarloaf Creek, Victoria, 1848]

    Silhouette of Port Phillip squatter John Edgell of Mount Piper Station

    [United Kingdom, 1841]. Silhouette of John Edgell. Watercolour and ink on paper, 265 x 165 mm, unsigned but dated in pencil lower left '24 April 1841'; [together with] Silhouette of Clara Edgell. Watercolour and ink on paper, 180 x 140 mm, unsigned; both portraits are mounted behind glass in later gilded plaster frames.  The 26,000 …

  • [Moonlight Bathers : Bondi Beach] 1967
BLACKMAN, Charles (1928 - )
# 14510

    # 14510

    BLACKMAN, Charles (1928 - )

    [Moonlight Bathers : Bondi Beach] 1967

    Conte on paper. 540 x 735 mm. Signed and dated lower left. Framed. A fine large format original Charles Blackman work on paper. In 1967 Blackman was living in Sydney where he created a number of works relating to Bondi Beach. A related work 'The blue waves triptych : Bondi Bathers' is held in the …

  • Aftermath of the explosion of the Mainz powder magazine, 18 November 1857 : three published sketches
Anon.
# 14331

    # 14331

    Anon.

    Aftermath of the explosion of the Mainz powder magazine, 18 November 1857 : three published sketches

    Three original sketches for wood engravings published in the Illustrated London News; charcoal and chalk on paper, on individual sheets, 185 x 270 mm; 158 x 240 mm; 160 x 245 mm; each sketch is captioned beneath the image but not signed; versos with descriptions by the artist of each scene; original fold lines; small …

  • School house & church, Mordialloc ... 1876
"Charles S. B."
# 14271

    # 14271

    "Charles S. B."

    School house & church, Mordialloc … 1876

    [Title from artist's inscription]. Pencil sketch on leaf of paper from a notebook, 93 x 133 mm (sheet), 60 x 100 (image); inscribed by the artist in ink below image 'School house & church, Mordialloc, from Nature, Chas. S. B. 1876'; heavily foxed. This sketch by an amateur artist depicts St. John's Anglican Church, the …

  • Untitled [Girl in a reading library]. Original watercolour by Georges Lepape
LEPAPE, Georges (1887-1971)
# 14135

    # 14135

    LEPAPE, Georges (1887-1971)

    Untitled [Girl in a reading library]. Original watercolour by Georges Lepape

    [France : circa 1925]. Watercolour on paper, 170 x 170 mm, signed in full by the artist at lower right; matted and framed.  An original untitled work by the great Art Déco commercial artist Georges Lepape.  Lepape was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1910 he began his long association with the haute …

  • Original fabric design by Sonia Delaunay for haute-couture textile supplier Robert Perrier
DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)
# 13836

    # 13836

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    Original fabric design by Sonia Delaunay for haute-couture textile supplier Robert Perrier

    Circa 1942. Gouache on paper, 260 x 180 mm; numbered by the artist in pencil at upper right “167/2”; framed; accompanied by a copy of a typed document by Sonia Delaunay (circa 1972) recording her sale of a total of 1,244 gouache fabric designs to M. Robert Perrier, 26 rue Norvins, Paris, 75018, in 1942; …

  • Original fabric design by Sonia Delaunay for haute-couture textile supplier Robert Perrier
DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)
# 13834

    # 13834

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    Original fabric design by Sonia Delaunay for haute-couture textile supplier Robert Perrier

    Circa 1942. Gouache on paper, 205 x 260 mm; initialled by the artist in pencil at lower left “S.D.”; wet stamp of the Robert Perrier Sonia Delaunay collection on reverse; framed; accompanied by a copy of a typed document by Sonia Delaunay (circa 1972) recording her sale of a total of 1,244 gouache fabric designs …

  • Photograph of the Victorian Better Farming Train and associated dignitaries, 1924
[VICTORIA. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE] Photographer unknown.
# 14005

    # 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 …

  • Steam Boat Wharf from Portico of Mac[k’s] Hotel Gelong [sic]
TURNER, Edward (1836 - 1913)
# 13075

    # 13075

    TURNER, Edward (1836-1913)

    Steam Boat Wharf from Portico of Mac[k’s] Hotel Gelong [sic]

    Pencil drawing and ink wash, 145 x 225 mm, titled in pencil lower right. This vignette, painted en grisaille from the carriage entrance to Mack's Hotel, Geelong, shows the outlook over Corio Bay. Various sailing ships are arriving and departing from the pier seen through the bluestone archway, while two well dressed visitors wait by a …

  • ‘Il neige’
BARBIER, George (1882-1932)
# 13743

    # 13743

    LARRY, Edward W., pseud.; [BARBIER, George, 1882-1932]

    ‘Il neige’

    Watercolour on paper, 314 x 230 mm, signed and dated lower left 'Edward W. Larry 1909', framed; in fine condition. George Barbier is regarded as one of the greatest French illustrators of the early twentieth century. His rich, flamboyant style was perfectly suited to theatre and ballet costume design and to haute couture fashion illustration. He …

  • Original gouache for the cover of Vogue Paris 1935
BRET-KOCH, Ray (1902 - 1996)
# 12837

    # 12837

    BRET-KOCH, Ray (1902-1996)

    Original gouache for the cover of Vogue Paris, 1935

    Original gouache on card, 340 x 260 mm, signed in the image lower left, a little marked at edges. A stunning modernist painting by noted French designer Ray Bret-Koch for the front cover of Vogue Paris. Bret-Koch is recognised as a commercial illustrator and designer as well as architect active in Paris in the mid …

  • Original cover art for ‘People of Shiva’ by Frances Letters
[LETTERS, Francis]
# 13851

    # 13851

    [LETTERS, Francis]

    Original cover art for ‘People of Shiva’ by Frances Letters

    Mixed media on Truline board, 350 x 272 mm (board), lettered, with crop marks. The original cover art for Letters' 'The people of Shiva' (Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1971), a critically acclaimed travel book of India. Born in Armidale in 1944, Letters was a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald and other publications before …

  • ‘Golfeuse sous la pluie’
MARTY, André-Edouard (1882-1974)
# 13742

    # 13742

    MARTY, André-Edouard (1882-1974)

    ‘Golfeuse sous la pluie’

    Watercolour and ink on paper, 275 x 195 mm, signed and dated 1920 at lower left; matted; in fine condition. The French artist A.-E. Marty was a pioneer of the Art Déco style. Although principally a fashion illustrator whose work was published in such periodicals as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair, he also illustrated …

  • Album of humorous pen and ink sketches
"R.T."
# 13660

    # 13660

    "R.T."

    Album of humorous pen and ink sketches

    [United Kingdom : “R.T.”, circa 1890]. Square octavo album, 180 x 155 mm, blind embossed green cloth boards lettered in gilt “Scrap Album”; front hinge split; recto of first leaf with pen and ink sketch bearing the owner-artist's initials “R.T.” on an artist's palette; containing [20] pen and ink sketches and one watercolour on the rectos …

  • Self portrait
BURNE, Harold (1899 - 1966)
# 13486

    # 13486

    BYRNE, Harold (1899 - 1966)

    Self portrait

    Oil on canvasboard (340 x 270 mm), signed in pencil verso, light crazing but the surface is stable.  Harold Byrne was a printmaker active in the 1930s – 1950s. He published a limited edition book of etched bookplates in 1936 and illustrated a book on the Russian ballet in 1937. This self-portrait probably dates to …

  • Self-portrait and portrait studies of Robert Jacks et al. dated 1976
NIXON, John (1949 - )
# 13516

    # 13516

    NIXON, John (1949 - )

    Self-portrait and portrait studies of Robert Jacks et al. dated 1976

    Manila envelope inscribed 'To Rob + Kerrie, our best friends in NY. John April 1976' containing four small texta portraits on notepaper of Robert Jacks, his first wife Kerrie, John Nixon and his partner. A charming small suite of original drawings from the artists' early careers in New York.  Provenance : the estate of the …

  • On the Barwon near Fryer’s [sic] Ford, Geelong
TURNER, Edward (1836 - 1913)
# 13073

    # 13073

    TURNER, Edward (1836-1913)

    On the Barwon near Fryer’s [sic] Ford, Geelong

    Pencil drawing on paper, 140 x 225 mm, titled in pencil lower centre, foxed.  Evidently a contemporary copy of the lithograph by S. T. Gill 'On the Barwon near Fyans Ford, Geelong', published in 1855 by James J. Blundell & Co. in 'The diggers and diggings of Victoria as they were in 1852'. Edward Turner …

  • [THEATRE] Pen and ink caricature of the great actor-manager Clarance Holt
HOLT, Clarance (Joseph Frederick HOLT), 1826-1903; MANNING, Frank, d.1899 (artist)
# 11550

    # 11550

    HOLT, Clarance (Joseph Frederick HOLT), 1826-1903; MANNING, Frank, d.1899 (artist)

    [THEATRE] Pen and ink caricature of the great actor-manager Clarance Holt

    [Probably between 1890 and 1895]. Pen and ink on paper, 180 x 75 mm, initialled lower right FM, contemporary inscription beneath Clarence [sic] Holt / F. Manning, written in the hand of actor Arthur Williams; in good condition, the paper with some toning, laid down on contemporary card mount with a cutting from a theatre magazine …

  • Sunset, Queenscliff
PERCEVAL, John (1923-2000)
# 11421

    # 11421

    PERCEVAL, John (1923-2000)

    Sunset, Queenscliff

    Pastel on paper, 260 x 360 mm, signed 'J.P. '90' lower left, framed. Inscribed with title and dimensions verso and catalogue number 263.  An attractive and colourful work on paper by the former Angry Penguin.

  • North African street scene
SWIFT, L.
# 11444

    # 11444

    SWIFT, L.

    North African street scene

    Circa 1920. Pastel on paper, 255 x 170 mm, signed in the image at lower left 'L. Swift', in original frame with framer's label of Parker, George Street, Sydney to verso; scattered pale foxing to the image; the frame with chipping to the plaster at corners, backing board loosened. A highly competent work by an …

  • Lauric Acid Butyl Ester
HIRST, Damien (1965 -)
# 11308

    # 11308

    HIRST, Damien (1965 -)

    Lauric Acid Butyl Ester

    Woodcut. Created 2012. Measures 242 x 276 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 …

  • Les Sports : five original gouache designs by Louis Gougeon
GOUGEON, Louis
# 11529

    # 11529

    GOUGEON, Louis

    Les Sports : six original gouache designs by Louis Gougeon

    [France : circa 1935]. A series of six individual designs, gouache on card, each 95 x 65 mm, each signed in the image Louis Gougeon, upper margins with the artist’s calligraphic series title Les Sports, lower margins with individual titles L’aquaplane; La course à pied; Le golf; Le tennis; Le ski; Le patinage; all are in fine …

  • Au Billet Doux
Anon.
# 11390

    # 11390

    Anon.

    Au Billet Doux

    Circa 1930. Gouache on board, 340 x 250 mm, mounted on a later backing sheet; fine condition. Original design for a cabaret nightclub poster. 

  • Myself, Conant, and the girl who fell in love with him, and whom he ran away from.
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 10144

    # 10144

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Myself, Conant, and the girl who fell in love with him, and whom he ran away from.

    Ink and wash on paper, 330 x 310 mm (image), signed lower right and titled lower centre, a few small spots else fine, framed.  A fine character study by Norman Lindsay of Hugh Conant, the 'Great Lover'. It illustrates a scene set in 1896, although the work was probably executed later. Lindsay's good friend and …