Original Works

  • # 19803

    [DELAUNAY]. SALMON, André

    Propos d’Atelier (presentation copy from Sonia Delaunay, with original artwork)

    Paris : Nouvelles Éditions Excelsior, [1938]. Octavo, original colour wrappers designed by Sonia Delaunay, signed in the image, inscribed (at a later date) in pen ‘à Jaques (sic) Sonia D.’, pp. 275. An early commercial design by the highly important simultanist, the front wrapper signed and inscribed to her close friend, author and gallerist Jacques Damase. …

  • # 19692

    KAPOOR, Anish (1954 - )

    Les objects d’artistes: a vase

    [Brussels : Slegten & Toegemann, 1993]. Ceramic and frosted glass sculpture in three parts, 230 x 205 x 140 mm, stamped signature and date below the ceramic base, a couple of light marks to the glass, else fine. British/Indian artist Anish Kapoor is widely recognised as one of the most influential sculptors in contemporary art. …

  • # 19647

    LETI, Bruno (1941 - )

    Bidura

    Monotype, oil on paper, 102.5 x 75.5 cm, framed. Dated 1998. A stunning, unique work by one of Australia’s finest abstract artists.

  • # 19646

    LETI, Bruno (1941 - )

    Prungle

    Monotype, oil on paper, 102.5 x 75.5 cm, framed. Dated 1998. A stunning, unique work by one of Australia’s finest abstract artists.

  • # 19477

    STEVENSON, Molly

    Original drawing design of advertisement for Prestige Hosiery

    [Adelaide? : late 1920s]. Pen and ink drawing on artist’s board, 585 x 412 mm, signed lower right, titled ‘Prestige Hose for holiday wear’, featuring a young woman elegantly attired standing by a pond with ducks in the foreground, light foxing and soiling. Prestige Hosiery was established in Adelaide in 1921 and enjoyed rapid expansion …

  • # 19479

    STEVENSON, Molly

    Original drawing of an elegant young woman of the 1920s

    Circa late 1920s. Pen and ink drawing on artist’s board, 555 x 382 mm, signed lower right, light foxing and soiling. An elegant drawing of a young woman stylishly dressed in a cloche hat.  

  • # 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 it’s elegant twenties style was perhaps designed for …

  • # 19298

    DAVIS, John (1936 - 1999)

    Untitled (circa 1987)

    An unique sculpture of typical organic composition by pioneer Australian environmental artist John Davis. Painted canvas cloth over wooden sticks, 220m (h) x 300 mm (w) x 80 mm (d). ‘At the time of his death in 1999, John Davis had established a critically acclaimed reputation as an influential sculptor and installation artist whose practice …

  • # 19459

    FRANCIS, Dorothea (1903 - 1975)

    Fairy standing in a rose petal boat

    Watercolour on card, 147 x 102 mm, signed lower right. Dorothea Francis was a talented artist working in watercolour and oils in Melbourne in the mid twentieth century. She studied first with Isabel NanKivell and then Catherine Hardess (a Slade graduate), and later at the George Bell School in the period 1941 – 1955. Francis …

  • # 19282

    Anon.

    A 1920s English jeweller’s pattern book for rings, executed in watercolour.

    Small quarto album (160 x 210 mm), half-roan over cloth, containing 94 original watercolour designs for gentlemen’s and ladies rings, executed in pen and ink and watercolour, each window mounted in the album (40 x 63 mm each window), some on card and others on tracing paper mounted on card (with four small glue spots), …

  • # 19301

    NOLAN,Sidney (1917 - 1992)

    Unitlted [Dancing Girl]

    Ink on paper, 235 x 150 mm., unsigned. A simple line drawing of a dancing figure, dating from the 1950s or 60s. This work is unsigned. Provenance: The collection of Lady Mary Nolan, sold at auction ‘Australian Art’, Christie’s South Kensington, 10 December 2012, lot 37

  • # 17833

    Book of Hours (Use of Rouen)

    Northern France (Rouen), c. 1490-1510. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment; with 4 large miniatures with architectural borders, 10 large arch-topped miniatures, 8 small miniatures, and 24 calendar miniatures by a follower of the Master of the Échevinage of Rouen and the Playfair Hours Master, with borders by Jean Serpin. ii (paper) + i (parchment) + 96 …

  • # 17464

    MALTBY, Peg (née Agnes Newberry) (1899-1984)

    Pepita’s Baby : the archive of original watercolours by Peg Maltby

    A suite of nine original watercolours on card, measuring from 160 x 160mm to 250 x 185 mm, including the original illustrations for the front and back covers. Signed in Maltby’s maiden name ‘Agnes Newberry’ on the front cover; accompanied by a copy of the original publication (Melbourne : Murphett, 1944). The complete original artwork …

  • # 15988

    WHEELER, Dorothy M. (1891-1966)

    Endpaper illustration from the publication English Nursery Rhymes, 1916.

    Ink and watercolour, 155 x 580 mm, 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 …

  • # 18751

    HITTI, Deanna

    Cultural transaction [with] Towla

    An extraordinary collection of works by contemporary Melbourne artist Deanna Hitti, comprising her artist’s book Towla and two monumental wall pieces titled Cultural Transaction. Towla [Melbourne] : the artist, 2017. Folio, screenprinted buckram, screenprinted endpapers, pp. 40; [8]; 40; screenprinted on Somerset 115gsm Bookwove paper, housed in a screenprinted clamshell box. Limited to 10 copies plus three …

  • # 18494

    HARKER, John

    Amateur watercolour drawings of fungi. Hazel Grove, Lancaster, circa 1860.

    Watercolour on artist’s paper, 230 x 155 mm, signed and dated lower right ‘Hazel Grove. July 31st, J. Harker’; [together with] Unused bookplate of Dr. John Harker, Lancaster. Lithograph printed, 110 x 70 mm; scattered foxing. Dr. John Harker – though not the most accomplished watercolorist – was a keen amateur archaeologist. His paper describing his …