Paintings & Drawings

  • # 43866

    McCRAE, Hugh (1876-1958)

    [SYDNEY] Original artwork for an unpublished cartoon satirising a “theatrical” cricket match at Rushcutter’s Bay Oval on 29 January 1926.

    Pen and ink on paper, 180 x 195 mm (sheet), signed and dated in image lower left ‘McCrae ’26’; with the artist’s pencilled caption across lower margin: “It’s your run, Miss Burke!”; newspaper cutting from the Sydney Evening News, 28 January 1926, pasted-down by the artist at lower right, explaining the context of the cartoon; …

  • # 43855

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    Untitled [bunny rabbit with dancing elves]

    Pen and ink on card, 225 x 145mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., untitled, numbered ’24’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, Melbourne, since the 1970s  

  • # 43854

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    Untitled [kookaburra with winged imp]

    Pen and ink on card, 190 x 160 mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., titled below the image in pencil erased, numbered ‘5’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private …

  • # 43853

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    The lyre bird gave imitation

    Pen and ink on card, 175 x 122 mm (mount line), signed lower left I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ’14’ upper right, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, …

  • # 43852

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    The platypus sang a duet

    Pen and ink on card, 110 x 178 mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ’17’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, …

  • # 43851

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    I keep my baby in my pocket!

    Pen and ink on card, 140 x 175mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ‘1’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, Melbourne, …

  • # 43849

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    The Flying Ace [and] The Chariot Race

    Pen and ink on card, 270 x 188 mm (mount line), the lower illustration cut out as a rondelle, signed lower right I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ’13’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most …

  • # 43732

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    “The Insult” : original drawing for an illustration published in The Bulletin, December 1906.

    Pen and ink on paper, 280 x 190 mm (sight), signed in the image by the artist l.r.; the original mount with the caption in manuscript as originally published in The Bulletin, Vol. 27 No. 1402, 27 December 1906, p. 10: ‘THE INSULT. BILLO: “‘Ow did I get it? I got it offer Snorkey.”  BENNO: “Wod yer been doin’ to Snorkey?  BILLO: “Nuffin. I on’y said as I ’eard he was teachin’ Sunday school.”; paper toned and with a touch of foxing; mount with small stain …

  • # 43440

    A Meiji-era album of original kimono designs.

    Japan (probably Kyoto) : circa 1900. Silk-bound folding album measuring 485 x 335 x 60 mm, containing 68 original watercolours on card of exquisite kimono designs; numbering in Japanese; housed in a modern Japanese box, plain manuscript label to spine Hinagata (=Designs). A stunning collection of original kimono designs in vivid colour and with fine …

  • # 43545

    MATSUOKA, Tokikata [松岡辰方] (1764 - 1840)

    Drawings of Swords [剣図 ]

    Manuscript watercolour album in Japanese binding of cards with title label (rubbed and worn), 27.3 x 19.5 cms, 17 double page leaves, manuscript text, 12 double page watercolour illustrations of Japanese swords, two double page watercolour illustrations of hilts and buckles a couple of old wormholes to the margins, a very good example. A fine …

  • # 41756

    McLACHLAN, Phyllis (1905 - 1998)

    “And one by one crept silently to rest” c. 1927

    Watercolour with gold highlights on card, 232 x 207 mm; signed and dated ‘Phil McLachlan’ upper left, titled with the quote from Omar Khayyam lower centre, the quote further inscribed in the lower margin, trial pencil sketches verso, very good condition. Housed in a custom timber frame in period style by Philip Tregear, Melbourne. A …

  • # 43442

    McLACHLAN, Phyllis (1905 - 1998)

    Untitled (Lady with monkey) 1923

    Watercolour with gold highlights on card, 334 x 254 mm, signed and dated ‘Phil McLachlan 23’ lower right; in very good condition. Housed in a custom timber frame in period style by Philip Tregear, Melbourne. A stunning original watercolour from the artist’s estate. Painted when McLachlan was just 18, it exemplifies her innate sense of …

  • # 42922

    Henry BONE, ARA (1755-1834), after Sir William Beechey, RA (1753-1839)

    Portrait miniature of Robert, Lord Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire (1760-1816).

    Enamel on copper, image 75 x 60 mm (oval format); inscribed, signed and dated on the counter-enamel verso: ‘The Rt. Honble. The Earl of Buckinghamshire. Painted by Henry Bone ARA. Enamel Painter to HRH the Prince of Wales. Jany 1806’; some traces of surface dirt to the sitter’s face and hair, and some very minor …

  • # 37295

    SAINSON, Louis-Auguste de (1800-1874)

    The artist with companions from the Astrolabe in the rainforest at Carteret Harbour, New Ireland (1827).

    Watercolour and ink on paper, 398 x 287 mm (entire sheet); contemporary inscription in ink to verso: 80. Vue du grand torrent et d’une forêt / Hâvre Carteret; the artist’s own re-worked section (80 x 110 mm, irregular) carefully pasted on at lower left; short closed tear at right edge; extremely well preserved. A very early depiction of …

  • # 39542

    DRYSDALE, Russell (1912 - 1981)

    Western Desert

    Watercolour, pen and ink on paper, watermarked Canson France, 145 x 225 mm (image), 162 x 248 mm (paper), titled and signed lower right, framed (framed size 465 x 525 mm). In this small gem of a painting, Drysdale effectively captures the expansive inland landscape, sparsely populated with the occasional rocky outcrop or patch of …

  • # 42818

    PARSONS Elizabeth (1831-1897)

    Untitled (Pastoral view across St. Kilda and Albert Park) 1885

    Watercolour on paper, 240 x 345 mm (image), signed and dated in image l.l. ‘E. Parsons 1885’; small vertical section of discolouration along right section of the image, otherwise very good condition; housed in a hand gilded period style frame by Jarman’s Framing after a design by recognised colonial framer Isaac Whitehead. Elizabeth Parsons (1831-1897) …