Professions & Trades-Architects, etc
Title:The Supreme Court.Date:C1886Artist:William Hatherell (1855-1928)Image Size:50mm x 70mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:N/AStock Number:CASS NZ 025 (C040)Description:
Scarce engraving of the Supreme Court in Auckland.
Title:Rich's Triumphant EntryDate:C1756 (1820)Artist:William Hogarth (1697-1794)Image Size:170mm x 310mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:Copper engraving.Stock Number:HOGA 135 (LF25)Description:Read full description
Satire on John Rich and his new theatre in Covent Garden with a procession moving from left to right across the east end of the market square and entering the colonnade leading to the theatre. John Gay is carried on a porter's back preceded by a crowd, one of whom cries "Gay for ever". He is followed by Rich, as Harlequin, driving an open carriage drawn by six satyrs, with Columbine and a spotted dog (a disguise adopted by Rich as Harlequin in "Perseus and Andromeda", 1730). Two authors bow obsequiously to Rich, another wheels a barrow of plays towards the theatre, bootblacks also bow, but in the lower right-hand corner, Alexander Pope defecates on sheets from the Beggar's Opera (the great triumph of Rich and Gay). Actors in costume, some identified in the verses below, follow the carriage, and a cart containing properties including "A Box of Thunder and Lightening", brings up the rear. Beyond the main procession is a large crowd of admirers and a closed carriage
Title:An Old English Custom: Dancing Round the Maypole on the Village GreenDate:C1896Artist:Robert MacbethImage Size:305mm x 533mmCondition:In good condition, with centre fold as issued.Technique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:TG DANCE 960502532 (DRW02)Description:Read full description
This superb engraving is from the original edition of The Graphic, a British newspaper which began in 1869 until 1932. Started by William Luson to compete against the established Illustrated London News, it employed some of the best artists and was an immediate success. The Graphic's influence within the art world was immense, its many admirers included Vincent Van Gogh.
Title:The Tooth Ache.Date:C1828Artist:Edward Bristowe (1787-1876)Image Size:210mm x 182mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:Lithograph with original handcolouring.Stock Number:PRO 1828 BRIS 02 (C120)Description:Read full description
Rare lithograph in full original hand colouring, of early Victorian anthropomorphism depicting a monkey as a chemist-dentist, as a tooth-drawer. The apothecaries act of 1815 legislated the distinction between physicians, apothecaries and chemists who previously all practised dentistry.
Title:Pearl Fishing in Torres Straits.Date:C1884Artist:James Waltham Curtis (1839-1901)Image Size:340mm x 230mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:N/AStock Number:ISN DIV 841025 017 (B010)Description:Rare colonial engraving of Australian pearling showing numerous helmeted divers and pearl luggers at work.|Read full descriptionTitles of inset views.Rendesvous of boats on patch.
Divers gathering Shells
A Novel Defence
An Unwelcome Visitor
From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.
Title:Fabrique du L'IndigoDate:C1749Artist:Artist unknownImage Size:195mm x 140mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:Original copper engravingStock Number:HGDV15 025 DYE ()Description:1.La Trempoire. 2.La Batterie. 3.Le Diablotin ou Reposoir. 4.Plantes d'Indigo. 5.Negres qui portent l'Indigo dans la Trempoire. 6.Caissons a Secher l'Indigo. 7.Negres qui portent l'Indigo. 8.Indigo qui egoutte. 9.Cierge epineux. 10.Commandeur. 11.Bois de Trompette.Read full description
Title:The Indigo Manufactory.Date:C1778Artist:UnknownImage Size:293mm x 170mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:NCSGM 035 DYE (DRW 002)Description:Read full description
Scene showing the processes of dyeing fabric the colour of Indigo.
- 1. Vat.
- 2. Pounding Tub.
- 3. Receiver.
- 4. The water filtrating from the Indigo.
- 5. Indigo Plants.
- 6. Indians carrying dye in sacks.
- 7. Drying Cases.
- 8. Indians carrying Indigo to the Drying Cases.
From Charles Theodore Middleton's A Complete System of Geography.
- 1. Vat.
Title:The Melbourne Fire Brigade.Date:C1881Artist:George Rossi Ashton (1857-1942)Image Size:320mm x 230mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:AS AA 810409120 (B010)Description:
Fabulous colonial engraving of Melbourne fire fighters, from the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.
Title:Demonstration by New South Wales and Victorian Fire Brigades, at Sydney.Date:C1882Artist:UnknownImage Size:235mm x 220mmCondition:In good conditionTechnique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:ISN NS 821125 001 (C011)Description:Read full description
Rare engraving of colonial fireman.
Contemporary account of the march;
'One of the principal features of the recent fire brigade gathering in Sydney was the imposing torch-light procession on the evening of the 8th of November, in
which about 2000 firemen, many from Victoria, took part. The crowd was enormous, but good order was preserved, no accident being reported. The procession
was headed by Mr. Torning, as marshal. The procession, starting from the Haymarket, passed down George Street, round Circular Quay, up Macquarie Street, through King Street, and up Pitt Street, back to the starting point, the thoroughfares being filled with multitudes of excited spectators.'
From the original edition of The Illustrated Sydney News.
Title:Australian Glass Company's Works, Richmond.Date:C1878Artist:Arthur Collingridge de Tourcey (1853-1907)Image Size:87mm x 150mmCondition:In good conditionTechnique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:ISN VM 780810009 (C046)Description:Read full description
Rare engraved view of the Australian Glass Company's Works, Type Street, Richmond. It opened its manufacturing on Tuesday 2nd April, 1878. They manufactured mainly household glass ware.
From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.
Title:"U.S.A."Date:C1879Artist:Spy Leslie WardImage Size:340mm x 215mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:Original colour lithograph.Stock Number:VF 1897 062497 (DRW07)Description:
United States Ambassador John Hay June 24th 1879
Title:Painter, Sculptor, Blacksmith & CoDate:C1884Artist:Spy Leslie WardImage Size:318mm x 188mmTechnique:Original colour lithograph.Stock Number:VF 1884 260184 ()Description:
Title:Local Court, Adelaide.Date:C1876Artist:Unknown.Image Size:108mm x 163mmCondition:In good conditionTechnique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:HARC SA 014 (C057)Description:Read full description
This image was produced to satisfy the ongoing interest in Australia by the British in England and in her colonies. It helped promote emigration by showing the benefits and progress of development.
Title:Courthouse and Post Office, Grafton.Date:C1886Artist:Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942)Image Size:100mm x 150mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:PAA 1114A NC (B002)