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The Yarra River in Dawn Light.Watercolour on paper, 35.5 x 54 cms. mounted and framed; signed lower right. Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942) had exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London before emigrating to Australia in 1878. He first lived in Melbourne for five years before moving...
South America: 7 January 1832.
Original panorama from the Beagle voyageOriginal watercolour, 85 x 390mm., inscribed "Point Naga S.65.W. H.M.S Beagle Jan 7 1832" lower left; "Spirito Santo 3.20 distant 5 miles" lower centre; on verso inscribed "Fanny 1836"; backed on tissue and mounted. This superb coastal profile is...
[Canton]: circa 1863.
Old Canton through European eyesWatercolour on paper, 210 x 300 mm; signed in pencil; mounted. Charming and atmospheric watercolour of the Guangzhou area, depciting the Pearl River at sundown, looking towards old Canton, with the Chigang Pagoda and the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees seen...
Yantai, Shandong Province, China: 23 June 1860.
HMS Gunboat Opossum during the Taiping RebellionWatercolour, 230 x 380 mm, signed and dated ("Lindesay Brine fecit June 22 1860"); mounted. An attractive and skillfully executed drawing heightened with watercolour. Two Chinese figures carrying baskets have been sketched in the foreground but...
The Maroubra Bay shipwreckWatercolour, 18.2 x 54 cms. mounted and framed. This watercolour is signed lower left, M Clarke and was painted as the clipper ship Hereward lay on its side wrecked at Maroubra Beach NSW. The Hereward had blown onto soft sand at the northern end...
Launceston: Circa 1875.
A fine Colonial portrait with Tasmanian interestWatercolour portrait, 18 x 14.8 cm (mount size), very fine; preserved in a handsome folding travelling folder of burgundy roan, lined with green moire silk, gilt, the picture surround with gilt fillets and blind-embossed. A remarkable portrait in fine original...
Reading in an Ottoman inspired InteriorOil on canvas, signed lower right 920 x 490 mm, in original Melbourne frame. This large and attractive oil painting is in the original timber frame with the label of the Melbourne maker, W. & C. Dean, Collins Street on verso. It is...
A Victorian jewel; Port Phillip in the 1850s Gold RushOil on academy board, 207 x 310 mm; signed, dated and inscribed on verso 'Artist / Mr Cust / 1858 / An Original Painting of / Sandridge Railway Jetty and Pier, / Melbourne Victoria'. A small masterpiece: "Mr."...
Sydney: circa 1857.
Looking from Vaucluse to MosmanOil painting on papered boards, 31.3 x 61 cms. in an early gilt frame, signed lower right F. Halsted. The artist George F. Halsted worked in Sydney from the 1850s to the 1880s. It is thought that he may have been the...
Tasmania's first woman journalist.Oil on canvas, 30 x 54 cm. framed in timber; signed by the artist on verso. Mabel Hookey (1871-1953) was the first woman journalist in Tasmania as well as an accomplished author, photographer, poet and fine artist.Daughter of Vernon William Bligh Hookey, a barrister...
[England]: no date but 1857.
From Vah-ta-ah to Lydia: cannibals rejoiceOval portrait Baxter print in the original timber frame, 145 x 125 mm., modern labels pasted to back;. A most attractive Baxter print of a "Feejean Princess". This image was included as the frontispiece to a book on Fiji...
Sydney: circa 1850.
Government House and Fort Macquarie from the HarbourOil on artists' board, 139 x 291 mm. An attractive nineteenth century painting of Sydney and its Harbour. In the foreground sits a three-masted schooner under sail, whilst to the left can be seen Government House and to the...
Superb painting of the largest warship ever seen in the Pacific, by a great marine artistSigned lower right, inscribed on stretcher, oil on canvas, unlined 514 x 722 mm; in original gilt frame. The magnificent 80-gun battleship HMS Collingwood cruises to its anchorage at Bora Bora in...
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circa 1793-, 1797.
By an artist for Flinders and BlighWatercolour, oval shape, 132 x 195 mm., tipped on to card, in gilt frame. A finely executed watercolour of a fleet amidst icebergs. Although unsigned, this watercolour was originally found in a nineteenth century album with another of very similar...
Somerset: circa 1840.
A rare original watercolour by one of Australia's celebrated artistsOriginal sepia watercolour with manuscript title in Wallis's hand, 167 x 368 mm, mounted. Inscribed lower right by James Wallis, "View of Culborne Church and Bristol Channel, Somersetshire". Wallis arrived in Sydney in February, 1814 in charge...
Sydney: circa 1910.
Sydney's merchant marine at duskOriginal watercolour on artist's watercolour board, 240 mm. x 530 mm.; signed 'J.H. Young', dated '24.4.10' on the verso, framed. A fine watercolour of Darling Harbour, by well-regarded turn-of-the-century Sydney artist John Henry Young. This atmospheric watercolour, imbued with the pink light...