ART May 2024

  • # 42387

    [MCCUBBIN]. MACDONALD, James

    The art of Frederick McCubbin

    Forty-five illustrations in colour and black and white, with essay by James MacDonald and some remarks on Australian art by the artist. Melbourne & Sydney : The Lothian Book Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., 1916. Limited to 1000 copies, signed by McCubbin (copy no. 745). Folio, gilt lettered cloth covered boards (bright), top-edge gilt, other edges uncut, …

  • # 43841

    MENPES, Mortimer and Dorothy

    Brittany

    London : Adam & Charles Black, 1905. Quarto, gilt-lettered decorated cloth over bevelled boards (lightly marked, spine slightly dulled), upper hinge cracked top edge gilt, others uncut, endpapers foxed, pp. x; 254, illustrated with 75 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, occasional scattered foxing, a very good copy. The edition de luxe, limited to 350 …

  • # 43704

    COLQUHOUN, Alexander

    The work of W. Beckwith McInnes

    with plates in colour and half-tone / biography by Alexander Colquhoun. Melbourne : Alexander McCubbin, [1920]. Quarto, original wrappers designed by the artist, previous owner’s name inscribed neatly to upper panel, pp. [40], tipped-in colour and black and white plates. Limited to 600 copies.

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    [SYDNEY] Original artwork for an unpublished cartoon satirising a “theatrical” cricket match at Rushcutter’s Bay Oval on 29 January 1926.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

  • # 43842

    PRINTZ, Neil; KING-NERO, Sally et al.

    The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné : volumes 1, 2A +2B, 3, 4, 5A + 5B (all published to date)

    The complete catalogue raisonné of Andy Warhol: the first five volumes, all out of print, all published to date. A matching set in new condition, and apart from the first volume, still sealed in the publisher’s shrink-wrap. Volume 1 : Paintings and sculpture 1961-1963. London : Phaidon, 2002. Oblong quarto, boards in slipcase, pp. 512, 827 illustrations. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 43839

    MENPES, Mortimer (1855-1938)

    War impressions : being a record in colour. (Edition de luxe)

    / by Mortimer Menpes ; transcribed by Dorothy Menpes. London : Adam &​ Charles Black, [1901]. Edition de luxe, limited to 350 numbered copies signed by the artist (this is number 316). Small square quarto, gilt-lettered decorated cloth over bevelled boards (recased, spine worn, some marks), top edge gilt, others uncut, endpapers foxed, pxiv, 254 …

  • # 43748

    FOX, E. Phillips and CARRICK, Ethel

    Ethel Carrick and E. Phillips Fox

    Sydney : The Macquarie Galleries, 1956. Duodecimo, exhibition catalogue, folded sheet, catalogue of 37 works. Rare.

  • # 43805

    GRANT, Kirsty et al.

    John Brack

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2009. Quarto, green cloth with pictorial inlay (small mark to upper board), 248 pp. fully illustrated. Contributions by Helen Brack, Sasha Grishin, Robert Lindsay and Chris McAuliffe. The scarce hardcover, printed in an edition of 1000 copies and sold only at the NGV shop. Printed to accompany the major …

  • # 43762

    BUNNY, Rupert C. W.

    Rupert Bunny Loan Exhibition.

    Manly : Manly Art Gallery, 1968. Duodecimo, exhibition catalogue, folded sheet, catalogue of 30 works. Scarce.