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141 Lewis Morley British/Australian 1925-2013
The Crazy Horse, The City's First Topless Bar [London], c1965/later printing. Silver gelatin photograph, annotated "A/P" and signed in pencil in lower margin, "Lewis and Patricia Morley" ex-libris label on frame verso, 30.3 x 30.3cm. Framed.
Illustrated in Lewis Morley: I to Eye, 2011, p79.
$3,900

142 Lewis Morley British/Aust. 1925-2013
Joe Orton [Playwright], 1965/later printing. Polaroid transfer, signed in ink in lower margin, "Lewis and Patricia Morley" ex-libris label verso, 9.5 x 7.5cm.
A 1965 bromide photograph version of this portrait is held in NPG, UK.
$2,200

143 William Mortensen American 1897-1965
Sojin, 1927. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and signed in pencil in lower margin, 18.6 x 14.7cm. Silvering, minor creases to image upper left.
Mortensen became acquainted with Japanese actor Sojin Kamiyama on the set of The King of Kings, in which he played the Prince of Persia. Ref: Shields, Still: American Silent Motion Picture Photography, 2013, p236.
$3,300

144 William Mortensen American 1897-1965
Myrdith, c1935. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and signed in pencil in lower margin, 19 x 14.7cm. Minor silvering to image upper and lower centre.
Myrdith Monogham became Mortensen's second wife in 1933 and was one of his most frequent models. Ref: Pridemore, The Command to Look: The Nudes of William Mortensen, 2010, p19.
$3,300

145 Max Pam Australian b.1949
Jacqui, Perth [For Lewis Morley], 2003. C-type photograph, titled, dated and signed in pencil with two photographer's blind stamps in lower margin, inscribed, signed and dated "2007" in ink on backing around image, 26 x 28.3cm. Framed.
Inscription reads "Happy birthday Lewis [Morley]. M. [depicts a heart shape and a good luck Hindu symbol] 2007."
$3,300

146 Axel Poignant Australian 1906-1986
Kangaroo, c1947. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, publishing annotations in pencil and ink in various hands with three photographer's stamps verso, 25.6 x 20.3cm. Creases, slight surface loss to lower left edge and corners, minor missing portions or tears to upper corners and edges.
All stamps read "Copyright Axel Poignant" with various Sydney or London addresses. Image taken at Sir Colin Mackenzie Zoological Park, Healesville, Victoria. Held in NLA.
$2,650

147 Herbert G. Ponting British 1870-1935
The "Terra Nova" Held Up In The Pack, [Ice Point In The Foreground, Antarctica], 1910/1960s. Silver gelatin photo graph, caption, date and photographer in letterpress on backing below image, 39.3 x 49.8cm. Minor missing portions to edges, laid down on old exhibition mount.
Erroneous caption reads "Captain Robert F. Scott's ship Discovery [Terra Nova] in the Antarctic, 1910." RRS Discovery carried Scott and Shackleton on the first British National Antarctic Expedition from 1901 to 1904. The Terra Nova, shown in this photograph, carried the "ill-fated" 1910 expedition, in which Scott perished in his attempt to get to the South Pole. Illustrated in Royal Geographic Society, With Scott to the Pole, 2004, p226
$3,300

148 Herbert G. Ponting British 1870-1935
Midwinter Day Tree, June 22nd, 1911/1930s. Silver gelatin photograph, annotated "301.R" in pencil in an unknown hand verso, 17.6 x 12.8cm. Minor silvering and chips to edges, scuffing.
Taken on board the Terra Nova. Held in Scott Polar Research Institute.
$5,500

149 Herbert G. Ponting British 1870-1935
Penguin And Chicks, 1911. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, photographer's blind stamp on image lower right, titled and numbered "132" in pencil on original "Fine Art Society" exhibition label on backing verso, 45.7 x 33.3cm. Surface loss to upper and right edges, surface scratches to lower portion of image, silvering and slight foxing overall, laid down on original board.
Label reads "Notice. This photograph is enlarged from a negative made by Mr H.G. Ponting during the British Antarctic Expedition [1910-1913] and is copyright in all countries. Sole agents: The Fine
Art Society, 148, New Bond Street, London." Variant image held in Scott Polar Research Institute with title Adelie Penguin and Chicks.
$4,400


150 Herbert G. Ponting British 1870-1935
Sitting Penguin Snowed Up, 1911. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, photographer's blind stamp on image lower right, titled and numbered "91" in pencil on original "Fine Art Society" exhibition label on backing verso, 27.4 x 38.2cm. Slight foxing and scuffing overall, creases to corners, minor silvering to image centre, laid down on original board.
Label reads "Notice. This photograph is enlarged from a negative made by Mr H.G. Ponting during the British Antarctic Expedition [1910-1913] and is copyright in all countries. Sole agents: The Fine Art Society, 148, New Bond Street, London." Held in Scott Polar Research Institute.
$2,650

151 David Potts Australian 1926-2012
Outside Buckingham Palace, London, 1953. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, captioned, dated, annotated and signed in ink and pencil with two photographer's stamps verso, 26.7 x 33.3cm. Scuffing overall, minor stains to image upper centre and discolouration to edges.
Annotation reads "For The Observer. Outside Buck. House, Coronation time." Stamp includes address "11/11-15 Gilbert St, Dover Heights [NSW], 2030, Australia. Tel: 371-7618."
$3,850

152 David Potts Australian 1926-2012
Buckingham Palace, London, 1953/1970. Silver gelatin photograph, captioned, dated, signed and annotated "for The Observer" in ink verso, 22.1 x 34.6cm.
Held in AGNSW.
$2,650

153 David Potts Australian 1926-2012
Olympia. Cruft's Cat Show, London, 1953/1970. Silver gelatin photograph, captioned, dated and annotated "for [The] Observer" in ink with photographer's stamp verso, 19.3 x 31.7cm. Slight creases to right margin.
Stamp reads "Photographer David Potts. 11/11-15 Gilbert St, Dover Heights [NSW], 2030, Australia. Tel: 371-7618." Held in AGNSW.
$2,650

154 David Potts Australian 1926-2012
Coronation Time, Outside Buckingham Palace, London, 1953/1970. Silver gelatin photograph, captioned, dated annotated "for The Observer" and signed in ink verso, 35.2 x 22.8cm.
Held in AGNSW.
$3,300

155 David Potts Australian 1926-2012
Tondi Adams And Degas Statue, Sir Jacob Epstein Retrospective, Tate Gallery, London, 1954. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, captioned, dated and signed in pencil with photographer's stamp, "Authors Publishers International Agency" stamp and label with typed text attached verso, 28.8 x 23cm. Slight creases and chips to lower corners, crinkles overall.
Label reads "APIA, 21, Boulevard Montmartre, Paris (2e). Le Baiser de Rodin à Londres [The kiss of Rodin, London]. Photographies de David Potts. This Degas bronze cost the Gallery so much that they have no money left to buy the Rodin." Held in AGNSW.
$4,400

156 David Potts Australian 1926-2012
[Best Household Pet], Cruft's Cat Show, Olympia, London, 1954/1997. Silver gelatin photograph, signed, captioned and dated in pencil verso, 16.3 x 24.1cm.
Held in NGA.
$2,850

157 David Potts Australian 1926-2012
[Best Short Haired], Cruft's Cat Show, Olympia, London, 1954/1997. Silver gelatin photograph, signed, captioned and dated in pencil verso, 24.2 x 16.3cm.
The Cruft's Cat Show in London in 1954 provided a perfect opportunity for Potts to use his storytelling ability with humour. There are no cats in most of these photographs, he focuses instead on the various officials and pet owners as they compete for prizes.
$2,850

158 David Potts Australian 1926-2012
Corner Shop, Harris Street, Sydney, 1960/2000. Silver gelatin photograph, titled, annotated "for Outrage", signed and dated in ink with photographer's stamp verso, 36.4 x 35.7cm.
Stamp reads "Photographer David Potts, 11/11-15 Gilbert St, Dover Heights, Sydney NSW 2030, Australia. (02)-9371-7618." Upon his return to Australia from London in 1955 "Potts responded to a changing nation by providing pungent, graphic black-and-white photographs of Australia's perceived mediocre urban environment for the crusading architect Robin Boyd's 1962 book The Australian Ugliness, and the 1964 Royal Australian Institute of Architects' exhibition Australian Outrage." Ref: 'David Potts, Colourful Chronicler of Life', SMH, 11.12.2012.
$2,650

159 Jan Saudek Czech b.1935
Destiny Walks Down To The River, Leading Two Innocent Children, 1970. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed in ink on image lower right, captioned in pencil by Saudek's agent on mount below image, 20.6 x 30.9. Slight silvering to image edges.
Illustrated in Mrázková, Jan Saudek, 2006, p80. Inspired by Steichen's Family of Man exhibition during its tour in 1963, Saudek began to pursue art photography as a career. In Prague, he was forced to work in a clandestine manner to avoid the secret police, as his work turned to themes of eroticism and political corruption. From the late 1970s he gradually became recognised in the West as the leading Czech photographer, and also developed a following among photographers in his own country. Ref: Wiki.
$2,950

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