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91 Designs And Plans For Sydney Cricket And Sports Ground c1893
Group consisting of one watercolour, eight ink drawings and one lithograph bound together in four sections with backstrip binding and brass split pins, each section titled in ink on cover, one sheet dated "5.10.1893", all titled and signed "Sun Foundry Glasgow" and annotated in ink on each sheet, sizes range from 30 x 50cm to 34 x 61cm. Minor tears and creases to edges.

Proposed designs for the building of the major grandstand plus other buildings at Sydney Cricket Ground. A detailed list is available on request. The Sun Foundry, also known as George Smith & Co. (fl. 1858-1899), was situated in Glasgow.
The group $5,500

92 Design For Exhibition Building No. 1 (Sydney) c1893
Group consisting of one watercolour and three ink drawings held together with backstrip binding and brass split pins, titled in ink on cover, all titled and signed "Sun Foundry Glasgow" and annotated in ink on each sheet, sizes range from 37.5 x 53cm to 36.7 x 61.8cm. Minor tears and creases to edges.

Proposed design for an exhibition building in Sydney, which was never built. The Sun Foundry, also known as George Smith & Co. (fl. 1858-1899), was situated in Glasgow.
The group $2,500

93 Nelson Illingworth Brit./Aust. 1862-1926
[Sir Henry Parkes], c1895. Painted relief plaster medallion, signed with registration number "394 5.8.95" lower left to right, 26.2cm (diameter). Minor chips to edges.
Variant medallion held in Powerhouse Museum. Before WWII there were very few foundries in Australia casting fine art bronzes. As a consequence, often sculptors would produce plaster sculpture and paint them to imitate a finish. Ref: JLG.
$2,800


94 Nelson Illingworth Brit./Aust. 1862-1926
[Sir George Houstoun Reid], c1895. Painted relief plaster medallion, signed with registration number "392 22.7.95" lower left to right, 26cm (diameter). Minor chips to edges.
Before WWII there were very few foundries in Australia casting fine art bronzes. As a consequence, often sculptors would produce plaster sculpture and paint them to imitate a finish. Ref: JLG.
$2,800

95 "Outlaw Kelly", "East Lynne" [and] "Uncle Tom's Cabin" [Stage Performances] 1899
Letterpress theatre poster, 100.5 x 37.2cm. Repaired missing portions and tears. Framed.
Text includes a complete cast list and synopsis of four acts of Outlaw Kelly, with the date of Monday, October 9, and "This drama has been specially written for Mr Robert Henry by the well-known Australian author, Mr Launcelot Booth, and is a remarkably bright and striking story of the notorious Kelly Gang... Builder Printing Works, 527 Kent Street, Sydney." Held in SLT.
$3,300

96 Henry Williamson's Auction Mart, Gawler
South Australia 1899

Printout paper photograph, annotated with date in pencil on backing verso, 10 x 13.9cm. Soiling, scuffs, crease to lower portion, slight cracking to upper edge, laid down on original backing with missing portion affecting annotation.
Partially illegible and faint annotation includes "Photo taken at Gawler by [?] on July 18th, 1899 of the... Henry Williamson. [signed] B.C. Knight." Signs on building read "The Gawler Auction Mart" and "Henry Williamson, Auctioneer, Valuator, House, Land & General Commission Agent." Williamson's auctions were advertised in the Gawler paper Bunyip, on 19 Mar. 1897, and in the Adelaide Chronicle in 1889-1890. Ref: Trove.
$770

97 Leeder And Co, Chemists [Temora, NSW] c1890s
Albumen paper photograph, cabinet card format, photographer's stamp on backing verso, 9.9 x 14cm. Stain to upper left corner, dent to lower portion, foxing.
Stamp reads "Fitzalan Photo." Fitzalan was a photographer based in Trundle, NSW. William Frederick Leeder was a chemist who worked in various towns in NSW. His shop sometimes provided consulting facilities for a general practitioner, including a Dr Russell in West Wyalong. Ref: The Wyalong Star, 31 Aug, 1894; AGNSW; Forum, Family History, UK.
$880

98 Sydney Squadron, 1st Australian Light Horse...
...(NSW Lancers) Annual Practice Tournament, 1904. Letterpress invitation and programme card, annotated in pencil and ink, 12.7 x 16.3cm. Split to original fold, soiling.
Text includes "to be held in the Federal Government House Grounds on Saturday, 17th December, 1904." Invitation is addressed to the editor of the Evening News. Pencil annotations include names of various officers. The list of tournament events includes tent pegging, lemon cutting, and wrestling on horseback.
$770

99 NSW Naval Brigade Rifle Club, Smoke Concert 1904
Letterpress programme leaflet, 21 x 13.3cm. Old folds, foxing, creases, small missing portions, discolouration.
Text includes "at Drill Shed, Saturday, 2nd July, 1904, at 8pm." An advertisement for pianos at "W.H. Paling & Co., Ltd, 338 George St, Sydney" appears verso. Popular during the Victorian era, smoking concerts were live performances, usually of music, before an audience of men only. At these functions men would smoke and speak of politics while listening to live music. Ref: Wiki.
$770

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