91 Designs And Plans
For Sydney Cricket And Sports Ground
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
99 NSW Naval Brigade
Rifle Club, Smoke Concert
Letterpress programme leaflet, 21 x 13.3cm. Old folds, foxing,
creases, small missing portions, discolouration.
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.