121 E.L. Montefiore Australian 1820-1894
Ivanhoe Park, Corso, Manly, 1874. Pencil drawing with watercolour,
captioned and dated "4/Oct./74" lower left to right,
11.8 x 20cm. Discolouration,
stains, missing portions to edges not affecting image.
122 E.L. Montefiore Australian 1820-1894
To The Fairy Bower [Manly, NSW], 1877. Pencil drawing with white
highlight and wash, panorama in two parts, captioned centre right,
initialled and dated "11/8/77" lower right, 12.4 x
29.4cm. Slight creases to joined edges, soiling to image upper
centre and lower right, minor foxing. Laid down on acid-free
a sketchbook with two different types of paper joined together.
Montefiore was an important figure in the development of art
appreciation in 19th century Australia. He helped to finance
the establishment of the Art Gallery of NSW and the National
Gallery of Victoria.
123 Lewis Morley British/Australian 1925-2013
[Four Fingers Of Fate], c1970. Oil on card with silver gelatin
collage, oil sketch of a landscape verso, 50.7 x 40.6cm. Paper
remnants to edges, surface and paint loss verso.
124 Eirene Mort Australian 1879-1977
Government House, Windsor, c1916. Etching, titled, annotated
"no. 17" and signed in pencil in lower margin, 12.7
x 19.9cm. Repaired tear to lower left edge of margin, minor stains
and surface loss to
image upper right, pinholes to margins, old mount burn.
National Library of Australia holds a sketch which was most likely
used for this etching. After studying a number of art and craftwork
disciplines in London, Eirene Mort returned to Australia and
produced many etchings, using historical and rural subjects.
In 1914 she taught the etching process to Sydney Ure Smith. Ref:
125 Geoffrey Myers
Church Point [Boatshed, Pittwater, NSW], 1945. Watercolour, titled,
dated "10.11.45" and signed lower left to right, 26.7
x 36.7cm. Slight tears to right edge.
126 Sidney Nolan Australian 1917-1992
[Study For "Kelly Series"], 1947. Carbon drawing, dated
"Sept. '47" and initialled twice lower centre, 25.4
x 25.3cm. Slight stains and creases. Framed.
paintings on the theme of the bushranger Ned Kelly are considered
to be one of the greatest series of Australian painting of the
20th century. The series was created during 1946-47 while Nolan
was living with Sunday and her husband John Reed at their homestead
in Heidelberg, Victoria. Ref: NGA.
127 Frank Norton Australian 1916-1983
Engine Room, HMAS "Stuart". Study For Painting, 1939.
Pencil drawing, signed and dated lower right, titled below image,
21 x 25cm. Slight foxing and soiling to image.
128 Frank Norton Australian 1916-1983
SS "Nieuw Amsterdam" and HMAS "Bungaree"
[Shipbuilding], 1941. Pair of pencil drawings with some added
coloured pencil, each captioned, dated "30/3/41" and
"10/4/41", one annotated concerning colours, 22.8 x
27.6cm (each). Minor stains overall.
drawings are from a sketch book. Captions include "New [sic]
Ams.[terdam], Ile de France" and "Detail, HMAS Bungaree,
The pair $1,850
129 Charles Nuttall Australian 1872-1934
Pair of illustrations: (1) Sandy Is Wanted, 1904. Ink and wash,
signed lower right and captioned below image, dated "18.4.04"
with publishing annotations in pencil verso, 17.4 x 25.5cm. Slight
stains, surface loss, pinholes to margins. (2) Father Of Triplets,
c1904. Ink and wash, signed lower left and captioned below image,
publishing annotations in pencil verso, 17.3 x 25.3cm. Slight
surface loss and rubbing to right edge of image, minor stains,
pinholes to margins.
The pair $1,650
130 Margaret Preston Australian 1875-1963
Flower Stand, c1920. Hand-coloured woodcut, initialled in block
lower left, 21.4 x 27.6cm. Creases overall, slight missing portions
to upper edge, minor foxing to left edge. Framed.
Butler #18, with the comment: "This is the only print of
the group [of woodblocks produced c1920] which is not a view
of Sydney Harbour, although it is also an image of a well-known
scene [the flower markets of Martin Place]." Held in NGA.
131 Margaret Preston Australian 1875-1963
Chorozema, 1934. Woodcut, initialled in block lower right, title,
medium and artist in letterpress below image with text verso,
12.7 x 12.7cm.
in Manuscripts, no.7, 1933, p22. Held in NGA.
132 Margaret Preston Australian 1875-1963
Australian Rock Lily, 1934. Woodcut, initialled in block lower
right, title, medium and artist in letterpress below image with
text verso, 18 x 12.8cm.
in Manuscripts, no.7, 1933, p14.
133 Thea Proctor Australian 1879-1966
The Balcony, c1919. Colour lithograph, signed in pencil lower
right, 28 x 27.5cm.
an edition of 50, which was not completed, and is rarely seen
in the market. The man depicted on the balcony is Maurice, the
son of artist George Lambert. Ref: Butler #9.
134 Thea Proctor Australian 1879-1966
Women With Fans, 1930. Woodcut, initalled "P" in block
lower left, titled, annotated "no. 20" and signed in
pencil in lower margin, 21.7 x 22cm. Creases to margins.
held in the Art Gallery of NSW collection with the comment "This
is thought to be a double portrait of printmakers Ethel Spowers
and Eveline Syme against a background of Rushcutters Bay in Sydney."
Ref: Butler #23.
135 Thea Proctor Australian 1879-1966
Bonnets, Shawls And Gay Parasols, 1938. Linocut, titled, annotated
"artist's proof" and signed in pencil lower right,
30.5 x 24cm. Minor foxing and surface soiling.
is no known edition for this image, which was exhibited in 1938
at Macquarie Galleries in Sydney. The title of this print comes
from the poem Waltz by Edith Sitwell. Ref: Butler #28.
136 Lloyd Rees Australian 1895-1988
Timeless Cliffs I, 1980. Lithograph, signed and dated in ink
and editioned 77/90 in pencil on image lower left to centre,
68.5 x 51.7cm. Framed.
Kolenberg #51. Held in AGNSW; UQ Art Museum.
137 Lloyd Rees Australian 1895-1988
Rankin Australian b.1946
Timeless Cliffs II, 1980. Hand-coloured lithograph, signed and
dated in ink and editioned 22/80 in pencil on image lower left
to right, 66.5 x 51cm. Framed.
with watercolour by David Rankin. Ref: Kolenberg #52.
138 Victoria Roberts American/Australian b.1957
[Woman And Baby At Bus Stop], c1976. Ink drawing, signed "Victoria
Roberts Roth" in image lower right, 13.7 x 13.8cm.
Roberts is an illustrator for The New Yorker magazine and an
author of children's books. She studied at National Art School
in Sydney between 1974 and 1976. Ref: DAAO.
139 Victoria Roberts American/Australian b.1957
[Woman Singing Into Microphone], 1976. Ink drawing, initialled
and dated lower right, 18.8 x 11.6cm. Foxing to image centre
left and lower right.
140 Elizabeth Rooney Australian 1929-2016
A View Of Middle Harbour [Sydney], c1954. Etching, titled, dated
"ca. 1954", editioned 11/30 and signed in pencil in
lower margin, 15.9 x 15.7cm. Minor foxing to margins. Framed.
Elizabeth Rooney was a key artist in the revival of printmaking
in Sydney in the early 1960s. In 1949 Rooney studied the etching
process under Herbert Gallop, a teacher at East Sydney
Technical College. As a satirist, Rooney focused on urban conservation
and development in Sydney and Newcastle. Rooney created more
than 400 etchings over 50 years. Her work is held in the British
Museum and major Australian collections. Ref: AGNSW.