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32 Anthony Browell (Australian, b.1945)
Brett Whiteley, Bonython Gallery [Sydney], 1970/1971. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed and dated in pencil verso, 44 x 37cm. Minor handling crinkles to margins.
UK-born Browell began his thirty year career as an editorial photographer working for The Times newspaper in London. His work is held in major Australian institutions including the National Portrait Gallery, National Maritime Museum and The Royal Australian Institute of Architects.
$2,200

33 Keast Burke (Australian, 1896-1974)
Post & Rail, c1930s. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and initialled "K.B." in pencil on original backing below image, and annotated in pencil on backing verso, 25.3 x 20cm. Tipped to original backing.
Annotation reads "Everything is a subject for the enthusiastic amateur." Provenance: Keast Burke estate. Burke was a distinguished photographic historian credited as the re-discoverer of the Holtermann collection of 19th century photography. He was editor of Kodak's Australasian Photo- Review later becoming the first Australian editor of Australian Photography (1961-69). As photographic consultant to the National Library of Australia from 1964 he contributed greatly to the preservation of Australian historic photography.
$2,200

34 Jeff Carter (Australian, b.1928)
Byron Bay, 1965. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, photographer's copyright label, titled, dated and signed in pencil verso, 19.7 x 30.2cm. Minor stains and chips to margins.
"Freelance photographer-journalist Carter… began taking photographs while still at high school in Victoria. He set out travelling around Australia with his camera and cumbersome 'portable' typewriter in 1946, and made a living selling his stories and photographs to a wide range of Australian and international newspapers and magazines. He supplemented his income with itinerant work as a drover, fruit picker, road worker and mill hand, getting to know the people who would be the subjects of his photographs for the next 50 years and more. The early years of his career filled him with admiration for the people making their livings in some of the toughest environments in Australia. His approach of living and working with his subjects for a period of time, often coming back to visit year after year, has resulted in an extraordinary record of Australian life." (Extract from National Library of Australia website).
$3,300

35 Harold Cazneaux (Aus., 1878-1953)
Fishing At Waverley, 1904. Vintage carbon print, postcard format, titled and signed in ink on image lower right, 8.9 x 13.9cm. Minor crease to upper left corner.
Illustrated in Edwards, Sunlight and Shadow: The Lifework of Harold Cazneaux, 1996, p27. This is one of the earliest Cazneaux photographs. Photographic paper of this size came in a preprinted postcard format during the early part of the 20th century and was used by Cazneaux because it was so accessible.
$4,400

36 Harold Cazneaux (Aus., 1878-1953)
Old Horse Punt "Warrane", c1912. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled in pencil by Cazneaux and annotated in ink and pencil in another hand verso, 24.6 x 30.2cm. Minor surface crack to lower centre of image, pinholes, slight crease and trim marks to margins.
Annotations include "Might be better for reproduction than bromoil." Illustrated in Cazneaux: Photographs by Harold Cazneaux, 1878-1953, NLA, 1978, p19. This was the ferry for horse-drawn vehicles which ran between Circular Quay and Milsons Point, North Sydney before the harbour bridge was built.
$6,600

37 Harold Cazneaux (Australian, 1878-1953)
Passing Storm, 1916. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed and dated in pencil on backing below image, 29.5 x 23cm. Minor retouching to image. Laid down on original backing.
Shows three of Cazneaux's daughters (Beryl, Jean and Rainbow) at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains. Illustrated in Valerie Hill, The Cazneaux Women, 2000, p55.
$8,800

38 Harold Cazneaux (Australian, 1878- 1953)
Life Class, c1920s. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and signed in pencil on backing below image, titled, signed and annotated in pencil on backing verso, 25 x 24.6cm. Slight retouching to centre of image. Tipped to original backing.
Annotation includes "Harold Cazneaux, Roseville, New South Wales, Australia." Illustrated in Harold Cazneaux, Artist in Photography, AGNSW, 2008, p57. Probably taken at the Julian Ashton School, The Rocks, Sydney.
$4,900

39 Harold Cazneaux (Australian, 1878-1953)
Punch And Judy, c1920s. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and signed in pencil on backing below image, annotated in pencil on backing verso, 32.4 x 25cm. Minor dents to centre and retouching to right portion of image. Tipped to original backing.
Annotation reads "Barmera [Sth Australia]. Class 9. H. Cazneaux, 24 Dudley Drive, Roseville, NSW." The National Library of Australia holds a major collection of work by Cazneaux.
$5,500

40 Harold Cazneaux (Australian, 1878- 1953)
Spirit of Endurance, 1937/c1941. Toned silver gelatin photograph, titled and signed in pencil by Cazneaux on image lower left, publishing annotations in pencil in an unknown hand verso, 27.1 x 30.7cm. Minor stains to image upper left, old mount burn.
Vertically reversed image held in National Gallery of Australia collection. Illustrated in Dupain, Cazneaux, 1978, p75. Cazneaux sometimes used both sides of this negative when printing. One of his iconic images.
$26,500
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