BIRD, I. (?)
Pen and ink drawing, 210 x 242 mm, titled lower centre, signed lower right ‘I. Bird’ (?), pale foxing, early twentieth century frame. A fine and detailed nineteenth century drawing of a great English thoroughbred and influential sire in Australian horseracing history, the sire of the great Carbine. ‘Musket (1867–1885) was an English-bred Thoroughbred racehorse …
"R. A. W."
Group of watercolour views of the Blue Mountains, Glen Alice, Umbiella and King’s Tableland (Great Dividing Range, New South Wales), 1917-1920.
A group of six large-format watercolour views of the spectacular landscape on the western side of the Blue Mountains – a truly magical corner of the world. Made between 1917 and 1920 by a competent amateur artist identified only by the initials “R. A. W.”, the watercolours are contained in a sketch book, 270 x 370 …
O'GRADY, Frederick Standish, 6th Viscount Guillamore (1847-1927)
[NEW ZEALAND] Commonplace album of Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1860s – circa 1900.
A fascinating treasure trove that constitutes a time capsule of four decades – one of them spent in New Zealand – in the life of an Irish aristocrat of the late nineteenth century. Nineteenth-century commonplace album. Folio, original marbled papered boards (heavily worn, lacking most of the leather backstrip), containing 160 pages completely filled with original manuscript material, ink and …
Ink on paper, 122 x 270 mm; unsigned, but with artist’s manuscript caption lower left ‘No. 1 Nelson’s Place, Williams Town. June 1840’; scattered light foxing and toning, old central verical fold line, mild creasing at upper left corner and right edge; verso with a later manuscript note in pencil ‘Please [xxxxx] without fail for W. …
Paris, 1955. Gouache on paper, sheet size 350 x 255 mm, signed by the artist at lower right; verso with wet stamp of the commercial artist: ‘Pierre Delpire, 67 rue de la Barre, Enghien-les-bains’; in good condition. Framed. Bally is a Swiss luxury fashion company, founded as ‘Bally & Co’ in 1851 by Carl Franz …
STELLING, Franz Riedl (1882-1966)
[Title from artist’s caption in image]. Watercolour on card stock, 138 x 85 mm, artist’s monogram and caption lower right; mailed as a postcard from Sydney to the artist’s younger sister Miss E. [Elizabeth] Stelling in Peckham, London, with postmark dated 12 April 1904; the verso also has a brief greeting from the artist to his …
STELLING, Franz Riedl (1882-1966)
[Title from artist’s caption in image]. Watercolour on card stock, 138 x 85 mm, artist’s monogram lower left, artist’s caption lower centre and his message upper right ‘Best love from Franz’; mailed as a postcard from Sydney to the artist’s younger sister Miss E. [Elizabeth] Stelling in Peckham, London, with postmark dated 19 April 1904; the …
GOUPIL & CIE. (PARIS)
[Circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph of an oil painting, carte de visite format, 100 x 65 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Goupil & Cie, Paris; in fine condition. This carte de visite reproduces a painting of a Barbary slave market, depicting African slave traders with female slaves – both African and Caucasian. It was photographed …
NOLAN, Sidney (1917 - 1992)
Mixed media paper, 62 x 49.5 cm (image), 103 x 78 cm (frame). Signed lower right ‘Nolan’. Australian Galleries label verso, stock. no. 9046. Dated on the back of the frame 7th July 1967. In the mid 1960s, Sidney Nolan completed a number of works inspired by the 154 sonnets of William Shakespeare. Using synthetic polymer …
LINDSAY, Percy (1870 - 1952)
Watercolour, signed lower right ‘P. Lindsay’, titled lower left, 9.5 x 41 cm, framed. A fine panoramic landscape by Percy Lindsay, brother of Norman, Lionel, Ruby, Daryl Lindsay. Painted from Bradleys Head looking towards the city, with Kirribilli Point in the distance at far right.
GLEESON, James (1915 - 2008)
Oil on board, 205 x 150 mm, signed lower right. Painted circa 1970s. A fine example of Gleeson’s distinctive miniature scenes of a nude male figure in a psychoscape, an exploration of body and mind. ‘Renowned as Australia’s foremost surrealist painter and poet, James Gleeson’s oeuvre explores the human condition beyond visible reality and the …
PARKS, Ti (1939 - 2017)
Wtercolour on paper, 270 x 132 mm, signed lower left, framed. An English landscape with a tall poplar tree, dates from circa 1982. From the late 1970s Ti Parks was personal friends with Dame Elisabeth Frink and her son Lin Jammett, and spent time at their estate Woolland House. This scene, taken from a sketchbook, …
PARKS, Ti (1939 - 2017)
Watercolour on paper, 165 x 235 mm, signed lower left and dated 1982, framed. An atmospheric English landscape with a small figure lower right. From the late 1970s Ti Parks was personal friends with Dame Elisabeth Frink and her son Lin Jammett, and spent time at their estate Woolland House. This scene, taken from a …
WILLIAMS, Fred (1927-1982)
Conte and charcoal on paper, image 200 x 390 mm, the subject’s name, artist’s signature and date on right of image; framed. Fred Williams (1927-1982) is regarded as one of Australia’s most important landscape artists. Louis Robert James (1920-1996) was a draughtsman with no formal artistic training, yet his modernist works earned him numerous awards. His works …
GREGORY, George Frederick (1821-1887) (artist); NOBLE, Timothy (photographer)
Scene of the Wreck “Loch Ard”. Photo’d for the Proprietors of the New Sensation Confectionery Depot, 30 Victoria Arcade, from an original Painting by Gregory, in their possession.
[Circa 1878]. Albumen print photograph of an artwork, carte de visite format, 63 x 101 mm, recto with imprint of ‘T. Noble & Co. Photo. 81 Bourke St. East’; verso with Noble’s elaborate studio back mark covered by the publisher’s printed label worded: ‘Scene of the Wreck “Loch Ard”. Photo’d for the Proprietors of the New …
GILL, Samuel Thomas (1818 - 1880)
Watercolour, 220 x 335 mm, signed lower left S.T.G. and inscribed in pencil ‘Xmas ’67’ inscribed ‘Baby’ lower right, light scattered foxing, otherwise fine. Framed. By the 1860s S. T. Gill was a famed local artist, returning to Melbourne in 1864 after a period in Sydney. Gill’s depictions of life on the Victorian goldfields in …