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Early Australian + European
Harold Parker (Australian 1873 - 1962)
The Snow Maiden, 1928
Plaster with bronze patina
Signed and dated
50 cm high
$4,750 incl GST
Paris Salon des Artistes Francais, 1930.
Anthony Hordern¹s, Sydney, 1930, No. 4.
Fine Art Society, Melb 1933, No.4, 100gn.
Harold Parker Exhibition Queensland art Gallery 1993
The Snow Maiden is based on the Russian fairytale figure Snegurochka from the Snow Maiden Opera composed in 1880/81 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This information is inscribed in the artist hand on photographs of this artwork found in Harold Parker¹s archive at the University of Queensland and further archival research, exhibition catalogues and photos related to this sculpture are available.
Sculptures by this highly acclaimed artist are rarely seen on the market.Major commissions include Australia House, London and Ariadne at The TateGallery.
Caleb Tapping (Australian 1839 - 1904)
Tavern Scene: A couple feeding a King Parrot.
Oil on tin
“Caleb Pryor Tapping/July 2nd 1858/Freemasons Hotel/ Hobart Town/Tasmania”
20.5 x 16.5 cm
$2,250 incl. GST
Mortimer Menpes (Aust. 1855-1938)
Hand Coloured Photograph
22 x 100cm
Signed lower right
38 x 31cm
Price: $850 (the Pair)
E. Sudlow (1784 - 1891)
A New Map of the World
Engraved for J.Harrison
115 Newgate St, as the Act directs. March 24th 1788
80 x 100 cm (framed)
A hand-coloured double hemispherical map of the world with relief shown pictorially and imaginary coastline in the Australian Bight. Tasmania is not separated. The map Includes the tracks of Anson’s, and Cook’s voyages.
At this stage discoveries have meant that the world has been explored quite extensively and is starting to take the basic form as we now know it although the extremes of exploration at the time, such as New Holland, still have much exploration and mapping to come in the next few decades.
Albert C. Cooke (Aust 1836 - 1902)
Pulpit Rock, Cape Schank, Vic., circa 1870
23 x 34 cm
*An original drawing for the engraving that appeared in the Illustrated Australian News, Jan 31, 1870. Research available.