Original Works

  • # 20853

    THOMPSON, Henry Augustus

    The world

    [England] : Henry A[ugustus] Thompson, December 7th 1855. Manuscript and watercolour map on card with the blindstamp of de la Rue Co, London, 450 x 570 mm (sheet), light surface soiling, old pin holes to corners, fine. A charming and unique manuscript map of the world on Mercator’s projection, with detailed decorative border and original hand …

  • # 20851

    THOMPSON, Henry Augustus

    The world

    [England] : Henry Augustus Thompson, 1853. Manuscript and watercolour map on card with the blindstamp of de la Rue Co, London, 450 x 570 mm (sheet), light surface soiling, old pin holes to corners, fine. A charming and unique manuscript map of the world in two hemispheres, with detailed decorative border vignettes and original hand colour. …

  • # 20821

    Maker unknown.

    History of the Union Jack of Great Britain.

    A handmade pedagogical aid for explaining the Union Jack. [Australia? United Kingdom?] : [s.n.], [circa 1830]. Wallet of marbled card, 95 x 130 mm folded, opening to 95 x 375 mm; the inner centre panel of thick card is painted with the cross of St. Andrew; affixed to its left edge is a delicate, folding …

  • # 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 …

  • # 20772

    PICCININI, Patricia (1965 - )

    Sandman, Natural Selection, 2002

    Type C digital photograph, 1035 x 1845 mm (image), signed lower right and editioned lower left in an edition of 30, housed in a white timber frame (light marks) with perspex, aluminium backing, outer dimensions 1175 x 1985 mm. Patricia Piccinini’s Sandman series of photographs and objects was first exhibited at the opening of the Ian …

  • # 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 …

  • # 20706

    JONES, Rae Desmond, 1941-2017; KINGSTON, Peter, 1943 - (artist)

    It feels good when someone hates you

    Tamarama, NSW : Polar Bear Press, 2008. Broadside poem with original line drawing by Peter Kingston; one of 26 copies lettered A-Z and signed by both poet and artist; printed on Johannot paper in three colours, 465 x 325 mm (sheet); fine condition. An acerbic piece of social commentary by Broken Hill-born poet, novelist and …

  • # 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.

  • # 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