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161 Lesbia Thorpe Australian 1919-2009
Crayfish, c1980. Woodcut with colour linocut, titled, editioned 3/17 and signed in pencil in lower margin, 46.4 x 36.6cm. Slight stains to margins.
Held in Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.
$1,250

162 Lesbia Thorpe Australian 1919-2009
Harbour View [Sydney], 1990. Linocut, artist's stamp on image lower right, titled, editioned 3/6, signed and dated in pencil in lower margin, 32.8 x 25.5cm.
Held in NGA.
$990

163 Sydney Ure Smith Australian 1887-1949
Dawes Battery [Sydney Harbour], 1917. Etching, signed in plate lower left, editioned 49/50, titled and signed in pencil in lower margin, 10.5 x 22.6cm. Minor soiling to margins.
Illustrated in The Etchings of Sydney Ure Smith, 1920, #39. The Dawes Point Battery, an historical fortification, was located adjacent to the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Dawes Point was named after Lieutenant William Dawes (1762-1836), the astronomer with the First Fleet, who established Australia's first observatory on the site of Dawes Point Battery.
$1,250

164 Sydney Ure Smith Australian 1887-1949
The Waterfront [Milson's Point], 1918. Etching, signed in plate lower left, editioned 33/50, titled and signed in pencil in lower margin, 9 x 29.4cm. Old mount burn.
Illustrated in The Etchings of Sydney Ure Smith, 1920, #49, p26.
$1,200

165 Sydney Ure Smith Australian 1887-1949
The Windsor Farm [NSW], c1919. Etching, editioned 23/30, titled and signed in pencil in lower margin, 11.1 x 15.1cm. Minor tears and creases to margins.
Artist, publisher and promoter of Australian art Sydney Ure Smith played an important part in the revival of etching in Sydney. He had a "keen interest in architecture, particularly 'old Sydney' - areas like the Rocks, Windsor, and central Sydney...Many of these areas were under threat of demolition as the growing city developed, and Ure Smith, with others including Julian Ashton and Lionel Lindsay, recorded the older quarters of the city and their colourful street life, in part for nostalgia but also to advocate for their preservation." Ref: AGNSW.
$1,100

166 Sydney Ure Smith Australian 1887-1949
Sydney From Bay Road, c1924. Etching, signed in plate lower left, annotated and editioned "2nd state, 18/30", titled and signed in pencil in lower margin, 9.6 x 23.5cm. Minor surface loss to lower margin.
Image included in the Society of Artists Annual Exhibition held in 1924. Ref: NGA.
$1,100

167 Harald Vike Australian 1906-1987
[Self-Portrait], c1940s. Pencil drawing, signed in ink lower left, 16.7 x 13.2cm. Minor stains to upper left corner.
$1,150

168 Harald Vike Australian 1906-1987
[Abstract Still Life], c1950s. Gouache and crayon, signed in pencil upper left with crayon sketch verso, 27.5 x 19.4cm.
$1,450

169 Ralph Trafford Walker Australian 1912-2003
Shaping A Wommera [Sic], Central Australia, c1941. Relief metal plaque in aluminium, title and signature incised upper right and lower left, 40.6 x 33.1 x 2cm. Wear to signature.
This is most likely a trial casting of one the sixteen bronze Aboriginal-themed panels designed by Walker for the Mitchell Library's western doors. Painter, printmaker and sculptor Walker studied at the East Sydney Technical College with sculptor Rayner Hoff. He was an official war artist during WWII. Ref: AGNSW.
$2,200

170 Kenneth Wallace-Crabbe Australian 1900-1984
Kava, c1936. Colour linocut, initialled in block lower left, titled, editioned 3/15 and signed in pencil on backing below image, 13.5 x 12cm. Trimmed margins, laid down on original backing.
Illustrated in Butler, A Survey of Australian Relief Prints 1900-1950, p63, with the comment "in the 1930s he [Wallace-Crabbe] experimented with linocuts."
$1,100


171 Alfred Edward (Ernest) Warner
Australian 1879-1968

Argyle Cut [The Rocks, Sydney], 1927. Etching, titled, editioned 31/75 and signed "E. Warner" in pencil in lower margin, 22.1 x 21.6cm. Minor paper remnants to image upper left and centre, repaired tears to image upper right and to margins, cracks to left platemark, old mount burn. Laid down on acid-free tissue.
Held in NGA.
$990

172 Alfred Edward (Ernest) Warner
Australian 1879-1968

The Old Hut, 1937. Etching, signed and dated in plate lower left, editioned 25/50, titled and signed "E. Warner" in pencil in lower margin, 16.1 x 23.7cm. Minor creases and stains to margins.
$770

173 Alfred Edward (Ernest) Warner
Australian 1879-1968

Bridge St [Sydney], 1931. Etching, titled, editioned 19/75 and signed "E. Warner" in pencil in lower margin, 12.9 x 16.3cm. Missing portions to margins not affecting image, old mount burn. Laid down on acid-free tissue.
Held in SLNSW.
$990

174 Alfred Edward (Ernest) Warner
Australian 1879-1968

Circular Quay East, 1932. Etching, titled, editioned 75/75 and signed "E. Warner" in pencil in lower margin, 18.1 x 19.7cm. Repaired cracking to left and right platemarks, rubbing and missing portions to margins.
Held in SLNSW.
$1,100

175 Alfred Edward (Ernest) Warner
Australian 1879-1968

Phillip St [Sydney], 1932. Etching, titled, editioned 84/90 and signed "E. Warner" in pencil in lower margin, 19.5 x 31.5cm. Old tape and repaired minor tears to edges of paper, foxing to upper margin, old mount burn.
Held in SLNSW. British-born Warner trained as an engraver before first travelling to Australia in 1910. After working as an illustrator for newspapers in New Zealand, he opened a commercial art studio in Sydney in 1919. He became well-known as an etcher, lithographer and a painter. He was a founding member of the Australian Ex Libris Society and exhibited with the Australian Society of Painters and Etchers. His work is held in several major institutions.
$1,250

176 Ralph M. Warner Australian 1902-1966
Air Strip, Kila, New Guinea, c1943. Watercolour, signed lower right, titled in ink on slip from original matt board mounted below image, 25.8 x 29.5cm. Old glue stains to margins.
Warner was called up for military service in 1941, working as a camouflager and poster artist. In 1943 he was appointed an official war artist, covering the activities of the RAAF, where his first mission was to record Australian operations against the Japanese in New Guinea. Ref: AWM.
$1,100

177 J.S. Watkins Australian 1866-1942
[Artist's Studio], c1920s. Pencil drawing, signed lower right, 32.2 x 24.4cm.
$990

178 J.S. Watkins Australian 1866-1942
[Reclining Nude], c1930s. Pencil drawing, signed lower right, 25.4 x 35.5cm.
$990

179 Harry J. Weston Australian 1874-1955
Egypt [Street Scene], 1926. Water colour, signed, titled and dated in ink lower left, 22.5 x 33.1cm. Minor foxing and paper loss to image left edge.
$1,350

180 William Robinson Australian b.1936
Darlington Sun, Beechmont Moon, 1993. Colour lithograph, editioned 1/12, annotated "A/P", titled, signed and dated in pencil in lower margin, 56 x 76cm.
Printed by Kim Westcott and Martin King at the Australian Print Workshop in an edition of 75, in four colours for the Virtuosi Portfolio, published in 1994. Ref: NGA.
$2,650

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