Original Works

  • # 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’, …

  • # 23417

    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, …

  • # 23382

    "Charles S. B."

    School house & church, Mordialloc … 1876

    [Title from artist’s inscription]. Pencil sketch on leaf of paper from a notebook, 93 x 133 mm (sheet), 60 x 100 (image); inscribed by the artist in ink below image ‘School house & church, Mordialloc, from Nature, Chas. S. B. 1876′; heavily foxed. This sketch by an amateur artist depicts St. John’s Anglican Church, the …

  • # 23415


    A group of humorous sketches by an Australian soldier, 1939-45.

    Pen and wash on faint-ruled paper, occupying 7 sides of 4 sheets removed from a notebook, with the artist’s captions in pen; a well-preserved group. The sketches depict scenes from the life of an Aussie soldier during military training.

  • # 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 …

  • # 23416

    [LETTERS, Frances]

    Original cover art for ‘People of Shiva’ by Frances Letters.

    Mixed media on Truline board, 350 x 272 mm (board), lettered, with crop marks. The original cover art for Letters’ The people of Shiva (Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1971), a critically acclaimed travel book on India. Born in Armidale in 1944, Letters worked as a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald and other publications …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …