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Historical Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings

Historical Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings

Over the last 30 years we have held over 40 exhibitions of Early Australian Watercolours and Drawings and Early Australian Paintings.  Many of these works have been bought by public collections including The National Maritime Museum; National Library of Australia; State Library of Victoria; State Library of New South Wales; National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of New South Wales; War Memorial, Canberra; University collections and Regional galleries.  Sometimes the best works are still available at the end of the exhibitiion.  I recently sold an Arthur Streeton watercolour of Sydney Harbour, 1896 to the Art Gallery of NSW.  It had been wrapped up in the stock room ever I showed it in 1988 !

Here are some other treasures from the stockroom

Illustrated  William Strutt Study of Robert O'Hara Burke





Bush Road near Melbourne  c1860

William Strutt
Bush Road near Melbourne c1860

Five separate studies mounted on blue paper
Pencil with traces of watercolour
Largest 14 x 8 cm, smallest 4 x 8 cm

$5,500

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Hampton Beach  c1870

W. H. Gibbs
Hampton Beach c1870

Watercolour
21.5 x 36.7 cm

$1,450

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The Sir Hercules Colt c1867

Richard Wingfield Stuart
The Sir Hercules Colt c1867

Pencil and watercolour
18.5 x 25.3 cm

$14,000

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Cattle Drovers  c1882

Harold Brees
Cattle Drovers c1882

Watercolour
51.5 x 75 cm

$7,500

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The Last of the Drove 1880

William Ford
The Last of the Drove 1880

Chromolithograph   
Lithographed by Ludwig Lang after William Ford
Published by Sands &McDougall
50.1 × 72.6 cm

$3,800

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Market Street, Melbourne c1930

James D. McMahon
Market Street, Melbourne c1930

Market Street, Melbourne
Pencil
27.7 x 25 cm

$450 unframed

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The City and Princes Bridge

James D. McMahon
The City and Princes Bridge

Pencil drawing
27 x 22 cm

$550 unframed

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Carillon

William Longstaff
Carillon

Reproduction
29 x 56 cm

$750

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Across the lake

Arthur Collingridge
Across the lake

Oil on board
29.5 x 48.7 cm

$4,500

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Burnt Tree, Cook  1870

Samuel Elyard
Burnt Tree, Cook 1870

Watercolour with bodycolour on tinted paper
43.7 x 32 cm

$1,850

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Bad Luck c1891

James Alfred Turner
Bad Luck c1891

Oil on canvas
29 x 49.5 cm

$18,500 

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When the Wattles Bloom

James Alfred Turner
When the Wattles Bloom

Oil on board
21.7 x 31.2 cm

$14,500

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Sydney  1928

Albert Henry Fullwood
Sydney 1928

Watercolour
12 x 14.8 cm

$3,500

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