1 Anon. [Gnome
Gouache with ink, partially obscured initials "A.J.[?]"
in gouache lower right, 21.6 x 17.9cm. Laid down on original
the style of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Australian 1888-1960.
2 John Baird Australian 1902-c1988
[Young Woman], c1930. Pencil drawing, signed lower right, 30
x 7cm (image).
and cartoonist John Baird was a foundation member of the Society
of Australian Black and White Artists. Baird became known for
his oil paintings, especially for his portrait of 'Model of the
Year' Patricia "Bambi" Tuckwell in 1946. Ref: DAAO.
3 H. Neville Barker Australian b. c1892-?
Grey Cloak,1933. Watercolour with pencil, signed and dated in
ink lower right, titled in pencil below image, 35.4 x 19.6cm.
Minor stains to image, pinholes, tears and stains to margins.
"Personals" in the Sydney Morning Herald on 29 June
1936 a classified reads "Mr H. Neville Barker, an artist,
who held an exhibition of watercolours and etchings at the Rubery
Gallery last year, left Sydney on Saturday for Shanghai by the
Kitano Maru. He will remain in China for an indefinite period."
4 D.H. Batchen Australian 1850-1916
Sketch Of [A.J.] Fischer, Artist, 1905. Painted plaster plaque,
title, signature and date "Dec. 1905" incised lower
left, 39.1 x 28.7 x 2.7cm. Repaired crack across upper portion,
paint loss to centre. Mounted to original frame.
Julius Fischer Australian 1859-1948) was a Federation-era Sydney
magazine and newspaper cartoonist, painter and book illustrator.
5 Cecil W. Bostock Australian 1884-1939
Landscape, Port Macquarie [NSW], 1927. Pencil drawing, titled,
signed and dated lower left to right, 22.6 x 33.8cm. Paper remnants
to left edge, slight surface loss lower centre.
important and influential early Australian photographer, Cecil
Bostock was also a highly regarded illustrator, bookbinder and
carpenter. Ref: Photo-web.
6 Arthur Boyd Australian 1920-1999
Falling Figure With Beast's Head, c1962-1963. Etching with aqua
tint, edition of "25" and signed in pencil in lower
margin, 34.9 x 40.1cm. Minor rubbing to image centre left.
7 Merric Boyd Australian 1888-1959
Black [Gum Tree], 1949. Coloured pencil with graphite, titled,
signed and dated lower centre to right, 21.1 x 30.3cm. Trimmed
lower edge, minor foxing centre left and lower right.
first studio potter William Merric Boyd also produced a large
body of drawings often showing his strong imagery of trees.
8 Horace Brodzky Australian 1885-1969
New York [Portrait Of A Man], 1917. Ink drawing, signed, dated
and titled lower left and centre, 21.6 x 15.4cm. Repaired tears
and missing portions to edges, old mount burn. Laid down on acid-free
Ascher Brodzky was an Australian-born artist and writer, who
worked mainly in London and New York. He was an early exponent
of linocuts, as well as a talented painter. He collaborated with
well-known contemporaries including Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Mark
Gertler, and members of the Vorticism movement, a short-lived
British modernist group of artists and poets. Ref: Wiki.
9 Horace Brodzky
[Woman Sewing], 1926. Watercolour, signed and dated lower left,
22.7 x 19.5cm. Pin holes, minor stain to upper left margin, old
10 Horace Brodzky Australian 1885-1969
[Woman On Subway], c1930s. Pencil with white highlight, signed
upper right, 12.5 x 10.8cm.
11 Horace Brodzky Australian 1885-1969
Two Boys, 1933. Ink drawing, titled, signed and dated lower left
to right, 8.4 x 17.2cm. Slight stains to image upper and lower
centre, old mount burn.
12 Horace Brodzky Australian 1885-1969
Harlesden, NW10 [London], 1934. Ink drawing, signed, dated and
titled lower left to right, 41.8 x 25.2cm. Pinholes and minor
missing portions be low image, old mount burn.
13 Horace Brodzky Australian 1885-1969
[Portrait Of A Woman], 1936. Ink drawing, signed and dated lower
left, 24 x 21cm. Old mount burn.
14 Horace Brodzky
[Nude Study], 1944. Sanguine draw ing, signed and dated in pencil
lower right, 25.5 x 21cm. Slight foxing.
15 Horace Brodzky Australian 1885-1969
[Woman Breast feeding], 1951. Oil on canvas, signed and dated
lower left and verso, 29.5 x 24.5cm. Minor paint loss to image
16 Ailsa Lee Brown Australian 1898-1943
Waiting, 1933. Linocut, title, medium and artist's name printed
below image, text verso, 17 x 13.5cm. Staple marks to left edge
in Manuscripts, no. 4, 1933, p19.
17 Sue Buckley Australian 1911-1986
Soldier Ants, 1961. Linocut, editioned 14/25, titled, signed
and dated in pencil in lower margin, 48.6 x 33.8cm. Reinforced
cracks to image and edges of margins with printing smudges, old
in NGA; AGNSW. Perth-born Sue Buckley studied in Sydney with
Desiderius Orban and exhibited her work from the 1940s. In 1956
she produced her first woodcuts and linocuts. An early teacher
of lithography in Sydney, Buckley helped to establish the Workshop
Arts Centre in Willoughby in the 1950s, and was also a founding
member of the Sydney Printmakers group, which has been exhibiting
since 1961. Ref: AGNSW.
18 Attrib. May Butler-George Australian 1881-1973
[Harbour Foreshore, Sydney], c1930s. Pastel with pencil, 26.5
x 27.5cm. Missing portions, tears, pinholes and insect damage
to margins and edges of image, minor foxing.
Mosman Bay. Provenance: artist's estate. Born in Gippsland, Victoria,
painter and sculptor May Butler-George was a popular miniature
portrait painter of aristocrats and other eminent people in the
UK prior to WWI. She is best known for her two bronze relief
panels for the Second Division AIF Memorial at Mont St Quentin,
France (WWI). When she returned to Australia she exhibited widely
in NSW and Victoria. Ref: DAAO.
19 Attrib. May Butler-George Australian 1881-1973
[Bushscape, Victoria], c1930s. Watercolour, 30.7 x 25.3cm. Pinholes,
slight surface loss and missing portions to edges.
20 Nutter Buzacott Australian 1905-1976
[Pelicans], c1940s. Watercolour with crayons, signed in ink lower
right, 26.3 x 38.5cm.
in Perth, Nutter Buzacott worked with James Flett and Mervyn
Wallis at Patons Advertising Company in Melbourne during the
1930s. Prior to this Buzacott had experimented with linocuts,
lithographs and etchings. In 1936 he studied at Colarossi's in
Paris and then the Grosvenor School in London. He was greatly
influenced by the wood-engravings of lain MacNab. Ref: NGA.