Original Works

  • # 23585

    GAZE, Harold (1884 - 1963)

    Eros and Psyche

    Watercolour and pencil on card, 310 x 260 mm, signed lower left and dated 1925, titled in pencil verso, short tear upper right, loss to corner lower right (15 x 15 mm) with replacement paper coloured to match. Harold Gaze was born in New Zealand and studied at art school in London during the First …

  • # 21038

    STURGESS, Reginald Ward (1892-1932)

    ‘Clung to his unstable refuge and waited upon fate’. Page 35.

    Illustration inspired by the novel the The Haunters of the silences by Canadian writer Charles G.D. Roberts. Watercolour on paper, 155 x 115 mm (sheet), signed and dated ‘A.W. Sturgess 1913’, artist’s caption in lower margin of sheet; in very good condition; framed (verso with annotations by Sturgess’ daughter, Beth Sinclair). Melbourne artist R.W. Sturgess studied …

  • # 23016

    Maker unknown.

    A fine early Victorian silhouette of a tree.

    [Great Britain, 1840-50]. Silhouette cut from blackened paper, heightened with gum to produce a shiny effect and tipped on to a piece of cream-coloured laid paper (95 x 100 mm); an exquisite and very well preserved example of women’s handicraft from the mid-nineteenth century.

  • # 22802

    JACK, Kenneth (1924 - 2006)

    View S.W. from the Shrine of Remembrance

    Pen and ink and wash on paper, 230 x 350 mm mm, on backing card with title, unsigned, painted circa 1948. The distinguished Melbourne artist Keneth Jack (AM, MBE, RWS) did not become a professional painter until the early 1960s. This work was drawn by Jack in 1948 while studying for his Art Teachers Certificate at …

  • # 22801

    JACK, Kenneth (1924 - 2006)

    Wesley Church, Lonsdale St.

    Pen and ink and wash on paper, 322 x 240 mm, on backing card with title, signed and dated ’48 lower right. The distinguished Melbourne artist Keneth Jack (AM, MBE, RWS) did not become a professional painter until the early 1960s. This work was drawn by Jack in 1948 while studying for his Art Teachers Certificate …

  • # 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 …

  • # 22578


    Outward bound I

    Acrylic and paper on canvas, 16.3 x 21.3 cm, framed, signed label from the artist verso. ‘Ron Robertson-Swann’s career spans over five decades – as an artist, teacher, mentor and as an advocate for sculpture in public spaces. Best known as a sculptor, painting is a vital element of his practice, and he produces both …

  • # 22657

    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 …

  • # 22658

    Anon. [after FREEMAN, W.H. and GOULD, John, 1804-1881]

    [ORNITHOLOGY] Dicées de la Nouvelle-Hollande (Dicaeum hirundinaceum) et leur nid sur une branche de loranthus.

    [France : circa 1860]. Pen and ink drawing of Australian Swallow Dicaeum (Mistletoe Bird) and nest; approximately 220 x 180 mm, on first side of a bifolium, 310 x 205 mm; title from contemporary caption at head of sheet; after a drawing by W.H. Freeman, engraved by Sargent and published with identical French title in Magasin …

  • # 22747

    PERCEVAL, John (1923-2000)

    Sunset, Queenscliff

    Pastel on paper, 260 x 360 mm, signed by the artist ‘J.P. ’90’ lower left; framed. Verso inscribed with title and dimensions and catalogue number 263.  

  • # 22746

    PERCEVAL, John (1923-2000)

    Boy riding a horse, circa 1944

    Pencil on paper, 490 x 600 mm, signed in the image by the artist; some mild creasing to the corners of the sheet, short closed tear at lower edge to left of signature; framed.

  • # 22659


    “Treasure Trove”, found on fire and dismasted, by the Cape Mail ship “Celt”, off Sierra Leone, 1868.

    Pen and ink and pencil on paper, sheet 200 x 320 mm, signed in ink at lower left W. Fleming, Passenger, and captioned in lower margin in the artist’s hand: “Treasure Trove” (iron ship) derelict, found on fire & dismasted, by the Cape Mail sp. “Celt” Captain Baynton, outward bound 23 Sep 1868 Lat 9. …

  • # 22217

    KOONS, Jeff (1955 - )

    Balloon dog (yellow)

    Limoges : Bernardaud, 2015. Edition of 2300 copies. Porcelain multiple, 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ x 5″ (26.7 x 26.7 x 12.7 cm), signed and numbered by the artist, in original mailing carton with signed certificate of authenticity by Jeff Koons. “Balloon Dog is an iconic work within the highly acclaimed Celebration series, which Jeff Koons …

  • # 22355


    An illustrated Chinese medical manuscript in a Japanese binding of the late Edo period.

    [First half of the 19th century]. Manuscript in a Japanese kari toji (temporary) binding with plain wrappers, 260 x 185 mm, [40] leaves, with 70 full page hand painted illustrations depicting both Chinese and westerners suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, including smallpox, carcinomas and tumors, gangrene, renal disease, and haemoptysis, with accompanying …

  • # 21672

    Maker unknown.

    Male ancestor figure. Humboldt Bay, New Guinea.

    [Probably first half of the 20th century]. Wood with black and red painted decoration; height 39.5 cm; no repair or restoration; mounted on a perspex base. Provenance: J. F. G. Umlauff, Hamburg (the ethnographic dealership and associated museum established in 1868 by Johann F. Gustav Umlauff ran until 1974); Ketterer, Munich, 18 November 1978, lot …

  • # 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 …