Original Works

  • # 26175

    BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933

    [NEW ZEALAND] Group of original landscape works by Westport (later Auckland) amateur watercolourist E. B. B. Boswell, 1887-1924.

    I. The brigantine Oceola … Buller Bay 1887. [Title from artist’s caption on mount]. Watercolour on paper, 230 x 153 mm, signed and dated in the image lower right E. B. B. Boswell 1887; laid down on fully contemporary card (190 x 290 mm), verso titled in pencil by the artist (partially illegible), and signed …

  • # 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 …

  • # 22202

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Birdwoman 1958

    Oil on plyboard, 492 x 288 mm, signed, titled and dated verso, with an unfinished image. A very early oil by the artist displaying his fascination with sculptural form. Provenance : the estate of the late Robert Jacks

  • # 26107

    DRENDEL, Graeme (1953 - )

    Self-portrait, 1998

    Gouache on paper, 15 x 19 cm, framed. Over his career Graeme Drendel has painted a number of self-portraits, invariably direct poses where the sitter gazes directly into the viewer’s eyes. Drendel’s portraits are textured and expressive, motionless studies which convey the depth of character of the individual. Provenance: Private collection, Melbourne; ex Australian Galleries (exhibition label …

  • # 26106

    SIEVERS, Wolfgang (1913 - 2007)

    Gears for mining industry at Vickers Ruwolt, Burnley, Melbourne, 1967/2000

    Silver gelatin photograph, signed and dated twice in pencil verso, 500 x 396 mm, framed. First printed in 1967, Sievers’ iconic image was further printed in 1989 and 2000. The Art Gallery of New South Wales comment in relation to their example: ‘Sievers has written in regard to his work for Vickers Ruwolt that: ‘I carried …

  • # 26105

    DRYSDALE, Russell (1912 - 1981)

    Study of woman and daughter

    Pen and ink and wash, 220 x 90 mm, signed in pen lower right, pale water stain lower left, framed. Verso is a small pen and ink study of a man’s head, 65 x 55 mm, also signed. From the late 1940s Drysdale made several trips to outback Australia where he documented the Australian landscape …

  • # 25551

    NOLAN, Sidney (1917-1992)

    [ORIGINAL DRAWING] Agamemnon / Troy

    Graphite and crayon on paper, 480 x 610 mm (sheet); verso inscribed and signed by the artist: ‘Lowell – Agamemnon / Troy / 3rd March 66. Nolan’; unmounted; in fine condition. Nolan’s interest in the works of Homer (The Iliad and The Odyssey) and Aeschylus (The Oresteia) had been kindled in 1955 when he and …

  • # 24762

    KEELEY, Jim

    Melbourne Today, as seen by Jim Keeley, and revealed to Fred Le Roy. 1942.

    [Title from front cover]. Handmade artist’s book, 215 x 170 mm, stiff card covers with manuscript title to front, original pink ribbon ties, tracing paper double endpapers, verso of first front-endpaper with manuscript dedication ‘To “Sport”, Wishing you a very happy 1943. Jim K.’, [12] pages of thin card, each with a full-page sketch in …

  • # 19478

    STEVENSON, Molly

    Original drawing design of advertisement for M.S.D. sporting materials

    Circa late 1920s. Pen and ink drawing on artist’s board, 590 x 430 mm, signed lower right, lettered ‘for M.S.D. sporting materials’, featuring a young man swinging a golf club, light foxing and soiling. We can’t find a record for the company nor the designer. This advertisement with its elegant twenties style was perhaps designed for …

  • # 25163

    McGRATH, Raymond (1903 - 1977)

    Illustration to Erinore

    Watercolour, 200 x 290 mm, signed lower left. Framed. Old label from previous frame pasted verso : ’44.a‘ Illustration to Erinore’, an Australian legend of the fairies. A similar version of this is in “Dreams of the Orient and Other Poems”. Circa 1921′. A fine example of early twentieth century Australian symbolism, by a lesser-recognised Australian …

  • # 18052

    WARHOL, Andy (1928-1987); FRANKFURT, Suzie; WARHOLA, Júlia

    Wild Raspberries. (Presentation copy)

    New York : the artist, 1959. Folio (445 mm tall), original fuchsia papered boards (faded and paper lost at spine, as usual), title sheet, pp [42], consisting of 18 single illustrated leaves (one enhanced with original watercolour), one double page illustration and one sheet with text, interleaved with eight sheets of fuchsia tissue paper, as …

  • # 21861

    MORI, Mariko (1967 - )

    Star Doll (for Parkett no. 54)

    Zurich : Parkett Edition, 1998. Doll figurine with microphone, earphones, white boots, white stockings, red plaid skirt, top in blue, black and white, transparent bracelets, yellow shoulder pads, brooch and blue hair, a mint copy housed in original packaging box and mailing carton. Box measures 31.7 x 15.2 x 8.8 cm.; doll measures 25.4 x 25.4 x …

  • # 25197

    JACKS, Robert (1943 - 2014)

    Pinocchio head

    Painted in Melbourne, 1959. Oil on plywood, 888 x 612 mm, signed lower right, signed and dated verso, small surface dents and edge wear consistent with age, conservation mounted and framed in a shadow box frame by Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne. A fine and quite rare early oil painting by the great Australian abstract artist …

  • # 24278

    WHEELER, Charles (1880-1977)

    Portrait of Lieutenant-General Edmund Herring, 1942.

    Pastel on artist’s paper, 310 x 220 mm (sheet), signed by the artist lower right; in fine condition, window mounted alongside two pages from The Australasian: January 23, 1943, p. 13 (a reproduction of the present portrait by Wheeler), and March 4, 1944, p. 11 (Wheeler’s portrait of Herring as the newly appointed Chief Justice …

  • # 23414

    ARAGO, Jacques Etienne Victor (1790-1855)

    Original pencil drawing by Jacques Arago of a village in rural France.

    [France, 1830]. Graphite on paper, 175 x 235 mm; signed and dated at lower right, ‘J. Arago 1830’; in good condition, with tiny loss at top left corner and a few spots of foxing; verso with two old tape marks at top edge; unframed. Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855) was a writer, artist and explorer who …

  • # 23380

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    Original design by Sonia Delaunay

    Pen on paper, 90 x 75 mm, sheet 240 x 175 mm, initialled by the artist lower right and inscribed by her above the work ‘A Monsieur et Madame Jacob Baal Teshuva. Sonia Delaunay, Paris 20-12-69’; laid down on archival board. Delaunay’s sketched design, in the form of a monogram representing her initials ‘S D’, …