45 John Leech British 1817-1864
Three etchings from two issues of Punch's Pocket Book, a "travel-sized"
annual publication based on the British satirical magazine Punch.
It included an almanac, cash account log, a daily diary, business
information, short stories, poetry, and cartoons. The Pocket
Book was illustrated by prominent illustrators, including John
Leech. Ref: Bandeis Uni., USA.
Pocket Book Cover] 1854
Hand-coloured etching, title and date in plate, 12.1 x 8cm (paper).
(2) Alarming Prospect
The Single Ladies Off To The Diggings, 1853. Hand-coloured etching,
captioned and titled in plate, accompanied with page of letterpress
including date, 13.5 x 21.6cm. Slight foxing.
include "A likely start indeed!" Letterpress includes
"The gold has been discovered and away go all the ladies
to the diggings, despising the humble fortune of resident lovers."
From Follies of the Year: a series of coloured etchings from
Punch's Pocket Books, 1844-1864.
(3) Topsy Turvey,
Or Our Antipodes c1854
Hand-coloured etching, captioned and titled in plate, annotated
"1854" in pencil below image, 12.1 x 22.2cm (paper).
Soiling, slight tears and wear to edges, old folds as issued.
include "Now then, you Master of Arts! Look sharp with that
The group $1,350
46 Samuel Thomas
Gill Australian 1818-1880
Oriental Bank, Pitt St, Sydney, c1854. Hand-coloured lithograph,
initial led with text including title in image lower left to
right, 9.8 x 14.6cm. Laid down on original backing.
reads "Allen & Wigley Lith., George [Street]."
The Oriental Bank Corporation was established in 1851 in India
and soon became a multinational network with a head office in
London. It was one of the banks to become widely established
in Australia in the 1850s, due to the gold rush. At the time,
Chinese miners, labourers and traders in Australia used the bank's
facilities as a more secure means of transferring money back
to China. The Oriental Bank closed in 1882. Ref: Jones, British
Multinational Banking, 1830-1990; Aust. Business Review, 18 Nov.,
47 You'll Be Transported
When Your Lawful Wife Returns
Hand-coloured lithograph, title below image, 14.6 x 20.4cm. Time
staining, creases and paper loss to margins.
reads "Published for the proprietor by S. Knights, Sweetings
Alley, Cornhill. Standidge & Co. Litho, London." There
were 164,000 convicts transported from Great Britain to Australia
from 1788 to 1868. Ref: Wiki.
48 Island Of St
Paul Sketched From The Ship "Ivanhoe" On Her Voyage
To Australia 1855
Oil on paper, captioned, dated "Thursday, 15 Feb, 1855"
and signed in ink and pencil on backing below image, 17.8 x 26.8cm.
Minor stains, tipped to original backing. Framed.
include "Lat. 38-47 South. Long. 77-52 East. Off Gravesend
[UK], 2 Dec, 54. Arrived off Williamstown, Vic, Mar. 6, 55."
The Ivanhoe would have passed Île St Paul, part of the
French Southern and Antarctic lands in the Indian Ocean, on its
voyages from the UK to Australia. Ref: Wiki.
49 Samuel Thomas
Gill Australian 1818-1880
Circular Quay, Sydney [From The Series "Scenery In And Around
Sydney"], 1856. Hand-coloured tinted lithograph, initialled,
date and title in image lower left to right, 15.7 x 22cm. Old
reads "Allen & Wigley, Lith., Syd." Illustrated
in Bowden, Samuel Thomas Gill, Artist, 1971, p86. During
his eight years in Sydney, Gill completed a number of lithographs
of the city's environs.
50 Gold Fields Around
Eureka [Ballarat] Victoria
Group of 14 pencil sketches, some annotated "Eureka"
and dated "28 April, '60" lower right, 14.1 x 23.5cm
(paper, approx. each). Stains, soiling, cockling.
one of the major gold fields in Victoria and became known for
a rebellion in 1854 by the local gold miners of Ballarat, Victoria.
They revolted against the British colonial authority, which was
enforcing rising fees for gold licences. The Battle of the Eureka
Stockade lasted for less than half an hour and resulted in the
deaths of at least 27 people, the majority of whom were rebels.
The group $6,600
51 The Gold Digger's
Sheet music, toned lithograph cover, signed "A. Arnst"
lower right, 35.1 x 25.5cm. Slight soiling, stains and crinkles,
small tears and chips to edges, old paper tape to spine.
reads "London, Cramer, Beale & Co. Edinburgh, Wood &
Co., Glasgow, J.M. Wood & Co. Schenck & McFarlane, Lith'rs,
52 "Under A
..."The Boys And The Girls" and "No One To Welcome
Me Home" [Three Song Lyrics], c1860s. Letterpress leaflet,
24.6 x 18.7cm (paper). Repaired tears and missing portions. Laid
down with acid-free tissue.
lyrics of the song Under A Burning Sun appear to refer to the
gold rush in Australia, where the protagonist of the song makes
his fortune by toiling "under the burning sun", before
returning home to Great Britain. The lyrics begin with "Some
years ago I set sail for / a land across the sea, / where I was
told, that heaps of gold / and fortune waited me..."
53 W.H. Raworth Brit./Aust./NZ c1821-1904
St Michael's Arch, NSW [Avalon], c1860s. Watercolour, signed
lower left, obscured title in colour pencil verso, 34.2 x 56.5cm.
Tear to left portion of image, slight scuffs and foxing to upper
top of the arch collapsed during a "tremendous gale that
lashed the coast for days" in 1867. The remainder deteriorated
in 1959. Ref: Daily Telegraph, 10 April 2014.