Original Works

  • # 17464

    MALTBY, Peg (nee 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 her maiden name ‘Agnes Newberry’ on the front cover. Accompanied by a copy of the original publication (Melbourne : Murphett, 1944). Peg Maltby was born …

  • # 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 …

  • # 13653

    GROSZ, George (1893-1959)

    Group of eight humorous buffet signs made for Erich and Lene Cohn, Grosz’s American art dealers.

    [Between 1940 and 1945]. Tempera on card; various dimensions from 75 x 200 mm to 130 x 280 mm (irregular), four with illustrations; all in very good condition. The German Dada caricaturist and painter George Grosz spent much of his career in America, where he lived and worked between 1933 and 1958. This playful set …

  • # 17314

    PICHON, René

    An archive of Art Deco perfume bottle and soap box designs.

    [France, between 1925 and 1930]. Archive comprising 39 works in watercolour and gouache, ranging in size from 268 x 348 mm to 127 x 167 mm, all laid on original cardboard sheets, some with original glassine, a selection numbered verso. A striking collection of commercial artworks produced by the artist and graphic designer René Pichon and his …

  • # 11465

    DELAUNAY, Sonia (1885-1979)

    [SONIA DELAUNAY] Trial design in gouache for the cover of Robes poèmes.

    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 …

  • # 17134

    RIDER, Andrew (& Co.)

    Photograph of an oil painting of Strath Creek Falls, near Broadford, Victoria, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph of an oil painting, cabinet card format, 165 x 107 mm, recto of mount imprinted ‘Rider & Co., Williamstown’; verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Strath Creek Falls, Paintted [sic] By C. Brown / Near Broadford’; in fine condition. The picturesque Strath Creek Falls, which are located between Broadford and Yea, northeast of …

  • # 16197

    SABIN, S.P.

    Sketch of coolies carrying twist, Hong Kong, circa 1900

    Graphite on artist’s paper, 137 x 206 mm (sheet), captioned by the artist in the upper margin ‘Hongkong Coolies carrying Twist’; scattered foxing; mounted on a section of a page removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the …

  • # 16202

    SABIN, S.P.

    Panoramic sketch of the southern anchorage, Tungyin Island, south of Shanghai, circa 1901

    Graphite on artist’s paper, 180 x 645 mm (sheet), folding to 180 x 215 mm, captioned and initialled at lower right ‘Southern Anchorage “Tungyung” / S.P.S.’; unmounted; original fold lines and some creasing; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various …

  • # 16195

    SABIN, S.P.

    Sketch of Wusong, near Shanghai, circa 1900

    Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 103 x 161 mm (sheet), captioned and initialled at lower right ‘Woosung S.P.S.’; mounted on a section of a page removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the Far East between 1900 …

  • # 16196

    SABIN, S.P.

    Sketch of a Malay village on stilts near Singapore, circa 1900

    Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 140 x 240 mm (sheet), captioned and initialled at lower right ‘Near Singapore S.P.S.’; unmounted; pale foxing; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the Far East between 1900 and 1908, including …

  • # 16194

    SABIN, S.P.

    Sketch of Hong Kong from the harbour, circa 1900

    Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 155 x 270 mm (sheet), initialled at lower right ‘S.P.S.’; verso with artist’s pencilled caption ‘Hongkong’; unmounted; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships in the Far East between 1900 and 1908, including …

  • # 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, …

  • # 16621

    HARDING, Richard

    WOOF Series

    [Melbourne : the artist], 2012. Suite of eight individual pieces, inkjet prints with acrylic ink and flocked glitter on archival paper. Each signed and numbered by the artist verso. Created in an edition of 5, this is the complete set, numbered 5/5. In this series of artworks, Harding takes covers of the newspaper magazine Good Weekend …

  • # 16203

    SABIN, S.P.

    Panoramic sketch of SS Sobraon stranded on rocks near Tungyin Island, south of Shanghai, April 1901

    Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 280 x 480 mm (sheet), folding to 280 x 240 mm, captioned at lower right ‘The SS Sobraon on the rocks, Tung Yung Id, [April] 1901’; unmounted; original central vertical fold, left and right edges roughened; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, …

  • # 16882

    FLOYD STUDIO, LONDON.

    [COLD WAR] Anytown Civil Defence Corps : Help to shield your family : Join now!

    London : Floyd Studio, [between 1950 and 1960]. Original hand-stencilled and painted poster design, 750 x 510 mm, signed ‘Floyd’ at top right, stencilled across bottom margin ‘Copyright Floyd Studio London W.9. / CD 24’; unbacked and unmounted; closed tear at top left, and some water staining at left and right edges, top left corner, …

  • # 16416

    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 …