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Sebra Prints

(Dafydd Davies)
402 Burke Road
South Camberwell VIC 3124
daf@sebraprints.com.au
Phone: 03 9809 0222
Mobile: 0410 520 100
Website: www.sebraprints.com.au
Fine 18th, 19th and early 20th century decorative, architectural, marine, sporting, natural history and historical prints. Art Deco graphics. Early Australian prints and printmakers. Photographs. Maps.

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Circa: 1818
Price: $450
'Connoisseurs examining a collection of George Morlands' Etching with original hand-colouring. A reduced version of Gillray's 1807 etching published by John Miller in 1818. The etching depicts William Baillie (1723-1810), art dealer and printmaker, George Baker (1747-1811), art collector, Mr Mitchell (floruit 1807), banker, Mortimer (floruit 1796-1807), picture dealer and restorer, Caleb Whitefoord (1734-1810), diplomat. James Gillray (1756-1815)was a famous English caricaturist.In this etching he satirizes art lovers. The five men are examining a collection of paintings by George Morland (1763-1804). The 'connoisseurs' lack of real taste is epitomised by the foremost figure, Captain Baillie, an engraver, who peers through his glasses the wrong way round. Similarly, Mortimer, a picture dealer and restorer standing to the far right, puffs and spits with grossly protruding lips at a painting of an enormous boar. Size: 240mm by 195mm (image)
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Circa: 1851
Price: $1,850
George French Angas (1822-1886) Tinted lithograph with hand-colouring. Pl No 4 from Angas' 'Six views of the gold field at Ophir. In April 1851 the first payable gold in NSW and Australia was discovered at Ophir. GAngas was an English explorer, naturalist and painter. He is reknown for his watercolours and lithographs of South Australia and the Goldfields. Size: 250mm by 320mm (image only) Framed.
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Circa: 1872
Price: $180
Albumen carte de visite photograph by Oldham & Cooper, Birmingham. Portrait of Arthur Orton (1834-1898), The Tichborne Claimant. Size: 102mm by 62mm Slight fading.
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Circa: 1817
Price: $1,200
'Cigne Noir du Cap de Diemen' Copper-line engraving by Peree after Jean Piron (1767/1771-1796) From Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardière’s (1755-1834) 'Atlas du Voyage a la recherche de la Perouse', published in Paris, 1817 edition. One mark in front of swan, a couple of small marks in background. Size: 450mm by 310mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1889
Price: $350
'Chenopis Atrata (Wagl) - Black Swan' Chromolithograph by Gracius Joseph Broinowski (1837-1913). Broinowski was a Polish artist and ornithologist who arrived in Victoria c1857. From 1887 - 1891 he published 'The Birds of Australia' which contained about 300 chromolithographs. Size: 255mm by 355mm (sheet) A couple of small foxing spots outside image area. More Broinowski chromolithographs available, please ask.
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Circa: 1889
Price: $140
'Dromaius Novae Hollandiae (GR Grey) The Emu' Chromolithograph by Gracius Joseph Broinowski (1837-1913). Broinowski was a Polish artist and ornithologist who arrived in Victoria c1857. From 1887 - 1891 he published 'The Birds of Australia' which contained about 300 chromolithographs. Accompanied by original descriptive text. Size: 355mm by 255mm (sheet) More Broinowski chromolithographs available, please ask.
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Circa: 1770
Price: $750
'Charles I King of Great Britain & c' Copper-line engraving by Sir Robert Strange (1725-92). A fine full length portrait of King Charles 1st in his Coronation robes. In the background is a pillar and draped curtain, with his Crown and Orb propped carelessly (significantly) against the base of the pillar. The painting was in the Royal Collection until it was transported abroad by King James II when he fled to France in 1688. James gave it to Cardinal Phillip Howard and at Howard’s death it came into the possession of a James Edgar, secretary to the Old Pretender. The Scottish engraver Sir Robert Strange (1721-92), was an ardent Jacobite, and was advised to leave England after refusing to engrave a portrait of George III. He joined the Jacobite court in exile, and bought the painting when Edgar died in Rome. Size: 540mm by 360mm (platemark) Two small repaired tears in margins.
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Circa: 1862
Price: $380
'The Match Between the All-England Eleven and Twenty Two of the New South Wales Cricketeers, Played in the Domain at Sydney'. Wood-engraving with later hand-colouring from the 'Illustrated London News', 1862. Framed with acid free mount. Size: 410mm by 520mm (frame)
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Circa: 1841
Price: $1,450
Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe after David Roberts. Please note this lithograph is in it's original state, with no modern hand-colouring. Roberts (1796-1864) traveled throughout Egypt and the Holy Land in the late 1830s producing watercolours and drawings of the architecture and landscape. When he returned to London Louis Haghe (1829-1898) made tinted lithographs from the watercolours which were published by the best printers of the day. Size: 420mm by 605mm (sheet). Acid free mount.
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Circa: 1784
Price: POA
Copper-line engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) and William Byrne (1743-1805) after John Webber (1752-1793). In 1776, John Webber (1752-1793) was appointed topographical artist on the Resolution and sailed with James Cook on the third voyage, 1776-1780. Laid, watermarked paper. Very good impression - the photo does not do it justice. Professionally conserved. Size: 485mm by 605mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1842
Price: $280
'Le Contre-Amiral Dumont D'Urville' Lithograph by P Daniel, from 'Le Charivari', text on the reverse as issued. Published in Paris in 1842, the year of Dumont D'Urville's death. Size: 335mm by 245mm (sheet) Faint horizontal and vertical fold as issued.
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Circa: 1925
Price: $480
Ella Dwyer (Australian 1887-1979) Limited edition aquatint printed in green ink. Signed, titled and editioned (7/50) in pencil by the artist. Circa 1925. Ella Dwyer was an early 20th century Australian intaglio printmaker. She was born in Hobart and worked in NSW. Her works are held in the National Gallery in Canberra. Size: 155mm by 250mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1867
Price: $1,950
Tinted lithograph by Eugene Von Guerard (1812-1901) Size: 325mm by 530mm(image only) From Von Guerard's 'Australian Landscapes, A Series of 24 Tinted Lithographs', published in Melbourne in 1867. By the early 1860s von Guerard was recognized as the foremost landscape artist in the colonies, touring Southeast Australia and New Zealand in pursuit of the sublime and the picturesque. Good condition, full sheet, blind stamp of Hamel and Ferguson. Acid free mount.
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Circa: 1785
Price: $680
Copper-line engraving. From 'Complete History of Captain Cook's First, Second and Third Voyages' published by Alexander Hogg in 1784. Size: 230mm by 360mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1927
Price: $165
Pochoir from 'Les Creations Parisiennes' with descriptions of each model below in French. Designs by Jean Patou. 'Jean Patou Model No 516. An ideal Two-piece Sporting Garment; Red Kasha Skirt and White and Red Jersey Sweater.' 'Jean Patou Model No 517. Amusing and very original in cut this Robe isi n Green Kasha of two shades; Skirt is in form.' Size: 270mm by 180mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1832
Price: $95
Charles Motte (1785-1836) after Jean-Baptiste Meunier (1786-1858) 'Rhinocéros d'Asie' (Asian rhinoceros) Lithograph with original hand-colouring from Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, published in Paris in 1832. Size: 100mm by 160mm (image only)
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Circa: 1815
Price: $450
Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring After the engraving of 'Psittacus fimbriatus Fringe Crested Cockatoo, from New South Wales in the Museum of Major General Davies', published in Lieutenant James Grant's 'The narrative of a voyage of discovery performed in His Majesty's vessel, the Lady Nelson', 1803. From 'Bilderbuch Zum Nutzen und Vergnugen Der Jugend' by Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1747-1822), an encyclopaedic collection of Interesting Animals, Plants, Flowers, Fruits, Minerals, Costumes, Antiquities and other Interesting Objects published in multiple volumes between 1801 and 1815. This impression has faint off-setting and has the original descriptive text in French, German One mark lower right. Size: 220mm by 175mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1920
Price: $850
Etching signed in pencil by the artist. Size: 207mm by 308mm (platemark) Marples was a painter, etcher, writer on ornithology, and principal of Huddersfield, Hull and Liverpool School of Art. He specialized in etchings of fish and birds.
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Circa: 1851
Price: $450
'A Peep at Christies;-or-Tally-ho, & his Nimeney-pimmeney taking the Morning Lounge' Etching by James Gillray (1756-1815). Originally published in 1796, this impression is from Henry Bohn's folio of Gillray's etchings - note the plate is numbered top right and the reverse also has another Gillray etching on it. James Christie, who conducted his first sale on December 5, 1766, was a friend to such celebrated artists as Gainsborough and Reynolds, and his auction house was a gathering place for fashionable London society. Gillray here shows Lord Derby with the actress Elizabeth Farren, studying paintings on view in the exhibition rooms at Christie’s. In Gillray’s title, “Tally-ho” refers to Lord Derby’s reputation as a great hunter (also reflected in the painting on the wall, “The Death”), and “Nimeney-pimmeney” to Miss Farren’s successful portrayal of Nimeney-pimmeney in General Burgoyne’s The Heiress, a work dedicated to Lord Derby.
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Circa: 1870
Price: $2,400
'Mantled Kingfisher (Dacelo tyro)', Lithograph with original hand-colouring by John Gould and H.C. Richter. From John Gould's 'Birds of Asia' published 1850-1883. John Gould (1804 – 1881) was an English ornithologist and bird artist. He published a number of monographs on birds, illustrated by plates that he produced with the assistance of his wife, Elizabeth Gould and several other artists including Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, Joseph Wolf and William Matthew Hart. Modern blackwood frame. Size: 710mm by 545mm (frame)
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Circa: 1931
Price: $95
After P Mahler French chromolithograph, published in 1931. Signed by artist in the plate. Printed title lower right of sheet. Plate number top right. From a French series of illustrations of sporting dogs. Accompanied by descriptive text in French. Size: 195mm by 280mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1920
Price: $950
Colour woodcut by John Hall Thorpe (1874-1947) Signed in pencil below the image. Hall Thorpe's colourful and decorative woodcuts were very popular in the 1920s and 1930s. He was born in Victoria, Australia and in 1902 moved to England and set up a studio c1918. Size: 165mm by 153mm (image)
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Circa: 1922
Price: $750
Colour woodcut by John Hall Thorpe (1874-1947). Signed in pencil below the image. Hall Thorpe's colourful and decorative woodcuts were very popular in the 1920s and 1930s. He was born in Victoria, Australia and in 1902 moved to England and set up a studio c1918. Size: 164mm by 150mm (image)
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Circa: 1930
Price: $480
Etching by Geoffrey Ingleton (Australian 1908-1998). Signed by the artist. Ingleton was a reknown Australian marine historian, illustrator and etcher. Size: 160mm by 225mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1800
Price: $220
Copper-line engraving. Small French portrait engraving of Captain Cook. Uncommon. Remains of hinges on the reverse. Size: 86mm by 58mm (image only)
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Circa: 1925
Price: $1,100
Etching with aquatint. Signed, editioned (1/15) and titled in pencil below the image. Size: 350mm by 455mm (platemark) James Flett was an early 20th Australian printmaker from Melbourne. Two small light scratch marks across bottom right hand-corner.
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Circa: 1851
Price: $450
James Gillray (1756-1815) The subject of this Gillray satire is Sarah Sophia Banks (1744 – 1818) who was an English collector of antiquarian items and sister of the naturalist Joseph Banks. She collected coins and medals and ephemera which is now historically valuable like broadsheets, newspaper clippings, visiting cards, engravings, advertisements, and playbills. Joseph Banks lived with his sister until 1779, and she lived with him and his wife until her death. Her collections were given to the British Museum and British Library. Originally published in 1804, this impression is from Henry Bohn's folio of Gillray's etchings - note the plate is numbered top right and the reverse also has another Gillray etching on it. Size: 255mm by 385mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1922
Price: $640
John Shirlow (1869-1936) Signed and editioned in pencil below the image. Signed and dated 1922 in the plate. Shirlow was a Melbourne printmaker who specialized in views of Melbourne. His works are in several State Galleries. A couple of foxing spots. Size: 220mm by 150m (platemark) Acid free mount.
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Circa: 1925
Price: $480
John William Ashton (1881-1963) Etching signed in pencil. Circa 1925. Ashton arrived in Adelaide in 1884. He became a prolific painter of picturesque works. Some toning in margins, outside the platemark. Size: 220mm by 123mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1837
Price: $140
'Kivi-Kivi (Apterix)' Engraving with original hand-colouring by A Dumeril after A Barons. From Guerin Menevile’s Dictionnaire Pittoresque D'histoire Naturelle Et Des Phenomenes De La Nature . Guerin Menevile (1799-1874) was a French entomologist and naturalist. Size: 145mm by 210mm (image) 175mm by 280mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1830
Price: $480
Lithograph by Delpech after Antoine Maurin. Signed in the image. Jean François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741–1788?) was a French Navy officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania. Size: 510mm by 340mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1780
Price: $320
French copper line engraving with inset view below portrait titled ‘Mort tragique du Capitaine Cook, a Owhy-hee, au moos de Fevrier 1779’. A few very faint foxing spots mainly outside the image area. Size: 190mm by 128mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1926
Price: $850
Limited edition etching by Sir Lionel Lindsay (Australian 1874-1961), signed in pencil. Editioned ‘100’ in pencil. Mendelssohn 423. Size: 260mm by 198mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1945
Price: $780
Sir Lionel Lindsay (Australian 1874-1961) Limited edition etching, signed in pencil. Editioned ‘200’ in pencil. Size: 250mm by 175mm (platemark) Ref: Mendelssohn No 545. Acid free mount.
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Circa: 1813
Price: $380
'Dryandra Longifolia - Long-Leaved Dryandra' Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring by Francis Sansom after Sydenham Edwards (1768 – 1819). Australian native botanical engraving from Curtis’ Botanical Magazine. William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained pharmacist, in London, who maintained a large garden and devoted himself to the study of its flora. He began publishing the Curtis Botanical Magazine in 1787. Francis Sansom was a leading London botanical engraver. Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768 – 1819) was a natural history illustrator. He was the first full-time artist to work for Curtis's Botanical Magazine. He served as that magazine's principal artist for 27 years. Accompanied by original text describing features of the plant, when it was introduced and by whom, and whose collection it comes from. Folds as issued. One light foxing spot on left on edge of platemark. Size: 190mm by 235mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1770
Price: $450
'Entrée de la Rivière Endeavour dans la Nle. Galles Méridle. . . / Baye de Botanique dans la Nle. Galles Méridionale' Copper-line engraving. Map of entrance to the Endeavour River in Queensland and Botany Bay in New South Wales. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings in fathoms. From the French edition of James Cook's first voyage entitled 'Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Majesté Britannique actuellement régnante pour faire des découvertes dans l'hémisphère méridional, et successivement exécutés par le commodore Byron, le capitaine Carteret, le capitaine Wallis et le capitaine Cook dans les vaisseaux "le Dauphin", "le Swallow" and "l'Endeavour". Translated by Suard and published in Paris by Saillant et Nyon - Pancoucke. Vertical folds as issued. A couple of small marks under the cartouches. Size: 150mm by 345mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1924
Price: $750
Photogravure after Arthur Wardle (1864-1949). Size: 480mm by 550mm (platemark) Group portrait of famous bulldogs. Key to names in border - 'Pen-y-lan Duchess', 'Hefty son o'Mike', 'Buccanneer', 'Failsworth White Orry', 'Milgrange Marquis' and 'Tufnell Launtett'. Arthur Wardle was best known for his paintings of domestic and wild animals, as well as his sporting scenes. He was thought to be a ‘natural’ and it is said that he was completely self-taught. Published by Spratt's Patent Ltd. (Art Engraving Dept.) London, E.C.3. Copyright registered. Signed and dated in the plate. India laid, a couple of very small abrasions, some very slight cockling in india laid paper in margin.
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Circa: 1951
Price: $1,800
Colour linocut from multiple blocks. Editioned 3/28,titled, signed and dated '51' in pencil below the image. Size: 340mm by 150mm (image) Griffin was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Gallery School 1919-22. Griffin was appointed official war artist in 1941 to Malaya. Faint mark from a previous mount.
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Circa: 1850
Price: $95
Steel-engraving by C Barth after François Gérard (1770-1837) depicting Napoleon in his coronation robes. Size: 100mm by 75mm (image) 235mm by 145mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1823
Price: $380
Steel-engraving with later hand-colouring by Sydney Hall after Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) Plate XLIV probably from: 'A new general atlas constructed from the latest authorities' by A. Arrowsmith. Prime meridian: Greenwich. Tooley, 1440. Size: 360mm by 400mm (frame)
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Circa: 1891
Price: $980
Colour woodblock by Nobukazu Yasai (1874-1944) Fine triptych depicting palace beauties and their musical instruments and a child observing the Moon. From the Series of Snow, Moon and Flowers. Nobukazu Yasai was a Meiji period woodblock artist. Three separate oban sheets. Some faint cockling of sheets, exaggerated in the photo. Size: 355mm by 710mm
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Circa: 1800
Price: $280
Copper-line engraving by Robert Benard (1734-1785) after William Hodges (1744-1797) From a French edition of Capt James Cook’s 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world'. Two vertical light creases. Size: 235mm by 180mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1889
Price: $1,650
Mezzotint by Sir Frank Short (1857 - 1945) after George Frederick Watts (1817 - 1904). Signed in pencil by Watts, Short, and by the printer, Frederick Goulding. Exhibited in 1889 at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, where it was awarded a gold medal. Orpheus, the Thracian poet, descended to Hades to reclaim his wife, Eurydice, who had died of a snake-bite. His musical skill stayed the torments of hell and so charmed Pluto and Persephone that they granted his request on condition that he did not look back at his wife as she followed him from Hades until they both had reached the upper world. In his anxiety he forgot that both needed to be in the upper world, and he turned to look at her, and she vanished for the second time, but now forever. Sir Frank Short was an important British printmaker. He attended the Royal College of Art in London and became the first professor of the engraving school. He was President of the Society of Painter-Etchers (1910-1938) snd was responsible for the revival of the mezzotint process in England and played an important part in the Etching Revival. Size: 315mm by 490mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1890
Price: $450
Carbon print by W & D Downey. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 –1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays (esp The Importance of Being Earnest), and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. W(illiam) & D(aniel) Downey, was one of the most prestigious photography studios in Victorian London. From 1890-1894 the publisher Cassell & Co. issued a five volume collection of Downey portraits titled; "Cabinet Portrait Gallery". These volumes were comprised of portraits of eminent persons in all fields. The photographs were issued as carbon prints, a time consuming photographic process that, because it contains no silver, is not prone to fading. Each photo was mounted separately to a page with a simple title and the Downey name and studio address printed below, and bound into a volume. Size: 140mm by 95mm (photograph) 240mm by 190mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1810
Price: POA
'Portrait of Bennilong, a native of New Holland, who after experiencing for two years the luxuries of England, returned to his own country and resumed all his savage habits.' Copper-line engraving. Bennilong was one of the aboriginals who accompanied Governor Phillip to England. Size: 210mm by 165mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1816
Price: $380
'Banksia Aemula - Rival Banksia' Australian native botanical copper line engraving with original hand-colouring by H Weddell after J Curtis. From Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained pharmacist, in London, who maintained a large garden and devoted himself to the study of its flora. He began publishing the Curtis Botanical Magazine in 1787. Accompanied by original text describing features of the plant, when it was introduced and by whom, and whose collection it comes from. Three horizontal folds as issued. Size: 240mm by 200mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1818
Price: $120
'Blandfordia Nobilis - Showy Blandfordia' Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring by Weddell. Australian native botanical engraving from Curtis’ Botanical Magazine. William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained pharmacist, in London, who maintained a large garden and devoted himself to the study of its flora. He began publishing the Curtis Botanical Magazine in 1787. Accompanied by original text describing features of the plant, when it was introduced and by whom, and whose collection it comes from. A couple of very faint foxing spots. Size: 240mm by 150mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1851
Price: $750
Steel-engraving with later hand-colouring, engraved by John Rapkin and published by John Tallis (1815-76). With decorative border surrounds and vignettes including a view of Sydney looking towards Fort Macquarie (Bennelong Point), kangaroos, parrots and aborigines. Tooley 1220. Central fold as issued. Size: 280mm by 360mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1854
Price: $495
Steel-engraving with original hand-colouring, published by John Tallis. With decorative border surrounds and vignettes including a view of Sydney Cove looking west and a scene on the River Murray and "Black Boys". Tooley 1223. Size: 375mm by 270mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1854
Price: $495
Steel-engraving with original outine colouring, published by John Tallis. With decorative border surrounds and vignettes including views of Hobart Town, residence of the V.D.L. Company's agent, Circular Head and a Thylacine. Tooley 1233 Central horizontal fold as issued. Size: 360mm by 275mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1815
Price: $240
Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring The koala is based on the image by John Lewin and the thylacine on the image by Harris. From Bilderbuch Zum Nutzen und Vergnugen Der Jugend by Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1747-1822), an encyclopedic collection of Interesting Animals, Plants, Flowers, Fruits, Minerals, Costumes, Antiquities and other Interesting Objects published in multiple volumes between 1801 and 1815. With original descriptive text in French and German. A tiny hole at the bottom of the sheet. Size: 175mm by 220mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1838
Price: $420
Engraving with original hand-colouring. From Joseph Paxton's Magazine of botany and register of flowering plants by Joseph Paxton. London, W.C. Orr & Smith, 1838. With original text. Horizontal fold as issued. Some extremely faint off-setting. Size: 305mm by 230mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1871
Price: $650
Lithograph with later hand-colouring by Harriet Scott (1830-1907). From Gerard Krefft's 'Mammals of Australia' (1871). Harriet and her sister Helena Scott were artists and naturalists. They became the pre-eminent illustrators of flora and fauna in late 19th century Australia. A couple of short tears on the right hand edge, outside the image area. Size: 455mm by 370mm (sheet) Description:
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Circa: 1877
Price: $350
Lithograph by Charles Troedel & Co. 'Played by the Albion Band at the Annual Regatta 1877. The Mercantile Rowing Club Galop by J Devlin, Composed and Dedicated to the Mercantile Rowing Club, Sydney. Published for the Composer by Charles Troedel & Co, Music Lithographers, 131 Clarence Street, Sydney & Melbourne'. Complete. Size: 360mm by 265mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1792
Price: $320
Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring by Frederick Polydore Nodder. 'This extraordinary animal may well be considered amongst the most curious and interesting quadrupeds yet discovered'. From Shaw & Nodder's 'The Naturalist's Miscellany, or Coloured Figures of Natural Objects Drawn and Described Immediately from Nature 1790-1813'. Accompanied by original descriptive text. Size: 105mm by 195mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1860
Price: $380
Chromolithograph, 1860. From 'The instructive Picture Book. Lessons From The Geographical Distribution Of Animals Or The Natural History Of The Quadrupeds Which Characterise The Principal Divisions Of The Globe.'By M. H. H. I. Published by Edmonston & Douglas, 1860. Tasmanian Tiger / Thylacine interest. Size: 170mm by 260mm (image only)
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Circa: 1902
Price: $520
Vanity Fair Supplement chromolithograph by Spy (Sir Leslie Ward). Size: 410mm by 550mm (sheet) Group portrait of 10 British justices at the bench.
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Circa: 1892
Price: $450
'Sammy' Vanity Fair chromolithograph by Stuff. Vanity Fair portrait of the Australian cricketeer Samuel Moses James Woods (1867-1931) Born Glenfield Sydney, he was a Test and first-class cricketer. He is one of only five cricketers to have represented both Australia and England at Test cricket. Size: 390mm by 265mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1825
Price: $420
Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring Taken from ‘South West view of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land.’ By Robert Havell & Son after GW Evans. From 'Bilderbuch Zum Nutzen und Vergnugen Der Jugend' by Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1747-1822), a German encyclopedic series. With original descriptive text in German and French. Size: 150mm by 220mm (image only)
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Circa: 1929
Price: $950
Signed and titled by the artist below the image. Size: 145mm by 190mm (platemark) Satirical scene of Dr Sigmund Freud pointing the way to a spirit figure representing "scandal". Will Dyson was an influential Australian satirical artist. Slight acid stain from a previous mount and a couple of very small spots.
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Circa: 1863
Price: POA
'His Excellency Sir William Thomas Denison, K.C.B. &c. &c., Colonel of the Royal Engineers & formerly Governor General of the Australian colonies’ Mezzotint by James John Chant after William Menzies Tweedie (1828-1878). Published by Henry Graves, May 21st, 1863. William Denison was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land from 1847 to 1855, Governor of New South Wales from 20 January 1855 to 22 January 1861, and Governor of Madras from 1861 to 1866. This a India-laid proof impression before lettering, the quality of the impression is excellent. There is a little wrinkling in a couple of spots of the India paper in the margins outside the image area. Size: 740mm by 470mm (platemark)
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Circa: 1776
Price: $850
View of a section of a part of the cone of Astruni taken at the entrance of this volcano Copper-line engraving with gouache from William Hamilton's 'Campi Phlegraei'. The area around Naples was known locally as the Campi Phlegraei, or 'flaming fields', owing to the frequent and violent eruptions of Mount Vesuvius. From his country house at the foot of the volcano, William Hamilton (1730-1803) was ideally placed to witness and investigate the eruptions of the 1770s. Hamilton wanted to create a definitive guide to the volcano, to be as aesthetically beautiful as it was intellectually stimulating. He employed the Anglo-Neapolitan artist Peter Fabris to create sketches in situ to illustrate the work. These were then reproduced in prints that were hand coloured individually by local artists by the application of gouache. The process was overseen at every stage by Hamilton. The work was published in 1776 as 'Campi Phlegraei: observations on the volcanos of the two Sicilies'. Size: 210mm by 390mm (image) 325mm by 455mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1767
Price: $480
Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring of a Greek vase-painting. From d’Hancarville’s famous work on Sir William Hamilton's collection of antique vases – Antiquites Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines, tirees du Cabinet de M. William Hamilton…. . Published in 1767. Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) was the British ambassador to the Court of the Two Sicilys. Living in Naples, he was in a perfect position to acquire the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan vases being unearthed around Naples. He was quick to understand the importance of the vases to the study of ancient art and history. His first collection of vases was sold to the British Museum in 1772. 172mm by 182mm (platemark) 495mm by 360mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1767
Price: $480
Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring of a Greek vase-painting. From d’Hancarville’s famous work on Sir William Hamilton's collection of antique vases – Antiquites Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines, tirees du Cabinet de M. William Hamilton…. . Published in 1767. Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) was the British ambassador to the Court of the Two Sicilys. Living in Naples, he was in a perfect position to acquire the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan vases being unearthed around Naples. He was quick to understand the importance of the vases to the study of ancient art and history. His first collection of vases was sold to the British Museum in 1772. 185mm by 155mm (platemark) 495mm by 360mm (sheet)
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Circa: 1858
Price: $140
'Entrepot des Vins de Paris' Wood-engraving by Ed Riou, from 'Le monde Illustre' of 1858. Text on the reverse. Four illustrations titled - La cave, La sole, Le dépôtoir and La cave aux esprits. Light crease bottom right hand corner of sheet, not affecting the image. Size: 260mm by 365mm (sheet)