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Early Australian + International Art - 1
Henry Bone, ARA (1755-1834)
Portrait miniature of Robert Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire (1760-1816)
Signed, inscribed and dated 'The Rt. Honble. The Earl of Buckinghamshire. Painted by Henry Bone ARA. Enamel Painter to HRH the Prince of Wales. Jany 1806'
Enamel on copper in original frame
Image: 7.5cm Frame: 13 x 11cm
$8,800 incl GST
* An exceedingly rare portrait with direct Australian relationship by one of the foremost enamel artist of the time.
Probably the enamel exhibited by Bone at The Royal Academy in 1808, catalogue number 357.
Ellison Fine Art, from whom acquired in 2018 by the late Barry Lock (1934-2021).
The sitter was the eldest son of George Hobart, 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire and Albinia, daughter of Lord Vere Bertie, younger son of Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven. From 1784, he served as aide-de-camp to successive Lord Lieutenants of Ireland and held the position of chief secretary from 1789 to 1793. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 1793 and served as the Governor of Madras between 1793-98. He sat in both Irish and English Houses of Commons, but in 1798, he was summoned to the House of Lords in his father's barony of Hobart. From 1801 to 1804, Hobart served as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. He inherited his father's earldom in 1804, but as he died without issue aged 55 in 1816, he was then succeeded in his earldom by his nephew, George. Australia’s second-oldest city, the present-day capital of Tasmania, was named after him in 1804.
The original woodblock for the frontispiece to Daniel Bunce's 1859 book on the Australian explorer Leichhardt.
Also comes with the woodblock for the signature seen in the frontispiece
1855 – 1938 Australian
Menpes Children, 1882
11 x 15 cm
Signed upper right
*The original for the engraving listed No. 46 in Menpes Catalogue of Etched Works by Dr Gary Morgan.
A Very rare early work.
Tree Fern, Sydney, 1935-36
28.5 x 22.5 cm sheet size
Initialled in the plate and further inscribed by Lionel Lindsay in pencil.
Martens completed the plate for this etching circa 1835 but none were printed. In 1921 Sir William Dixon obtained the plate and allowed Lionel Lindsay to make a very small number of prints.
See Elizabeth Ellis's outstanding book on Conrad Martens for further discussion of this exceedingly rare artwork.
$2,650 incl GST
Mortimer Menpes (1855 – 1938 Australian)
20.5 x 26 cm
Signed lower right
An orientalist oil painting on board in original frame, circa 1900.
The painting monogramed lower right ‘JA’ and frame stamped with makers name, Badir and Sons Cairo.
Frame dimension 46.5 x 41.5 cm
Fruhling Photographic Studio, Adelaide, SA
Overpainted photographic portrait of George Aiston in the uniform of the Adelaide Permanent Rifles, c 1899
64 x 51 cm
$2,350 incl GST
Australian 1885 - 1969
Elephant Working the Fields, 1929
Watercolour and pencil on paper
35 x 43 cm framed
Signed and dated February 1929 lower left
$1,950 incl GST
*Brodzky was at the forefront of modern art in the 1910/20's
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