Lewis James Harvey was an Australian educator and founder of

the Harvey School in Brisbane. Born in 1864 in Ipswich, Queensland, Harvey

began his career as a teacher at Ipswich State School in 1883. He went on to

teach at several other schools in Queensland before founding the Harvey School

in Brisbane in 1917.

The Harvey School was initially established as a

co-educational institution, with a focus on providing a well-rounded education

that emphasized academic excellence, physical fitness, and moral values. Harvey

was a firm believer in the importance of physical education, and the school's

curriculum included a range of sports and physical activities, such as

gymnastics, swimming, and cricket.

Under Harvey's leadership, the Harvey School became one of

the most respected and successful private schools in Brisbane. The school's

graduates went on to achieve success in a wide range of fields, including

business, more...

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Harvey School blue glaze dish on four feet, signed 'Flo & J…

Harvey School Blue Glaze Dish with Signed Christmas Message

Harvey School blue glaze dish on four feet, signed 'Flo & J Holt Todd 'Xmas '23' also signed with signature & 1923. Diameter 23 cm

Harvey School glazed pottery twin handled vase, incised R.R.E…

Harvey School Glazed Pottery Twin Handled Vase, Incised R.R.E

Harvey School glazed pottery twin handled vase, incised R.R.E 10/33, 24 cm high

Harvey School pottery beaker. Marbelised/agate clay. Stylised…

Harvey School Pottery Beaker with Kangaroo and Bird Decoration

Harvey School pottery beaker. Marbelised/agate clay. Stylised kangaroos and birds decoration underglaze, inscribed 'Morris' and 'Q': Height 9 cm

Etching of Pulteney Grammar school by M. Harvey (with enamel…

Pulteney Grammar Etching with Enamel Badge

Etching of Pulteney Grammar school by M. Harvey (with enamel school badge)

Harvey School pottery pierced footed vase, inscribed R and R 9.…

Harvey School Pierced Footed Vase with Inscription

Harvey School pottery pierced footed vase, inscribed R and R 9.45, 18.5 cm high

Harvey School, pottery ewer inscribed R and R 12.36, 15 cm high

Harvey School Pottery Ewer with R and R Inscription

Harvey School, pottery ewer inscribed R and R 12.36, 15 cm high

Harvey School a brown glazed vase modelled with mice and ear of…

Brown Glazed Vase with Mice and Wheat

Harvey School a brown glazed vase modelled with mice and ear of wheat, inscribed initials ACB and indistinct signature 15 cm high

Harvey School, a glazed earthenware vase moulded with trees in…

Green and Grape Glazed Vases with Monogram

Harvey School, a glazed earthenware vase moulded with trees in a mottled green glaze inscribed monogram Gw, and another moulded with grapes and vines (2) 18 cm high

Harvey School, a green glazed earthenware figure of a frog…

Green Glazed Frog Figure with Monogram

Harvey School, a green glazed earthenware figure of a frog inscribed monogram CMG, 15 cm high

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871-1949), a metallic glazed earthenware…

Glazed Aboriginal Woman Bust by LJ Harvey

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871-1949), a metallic glazed earthenware titled bust 'Aboriginal Woman Q'land' raised on a socle inscribed LJ Harvey, 14 cm high

Edith white, a Harvey School glazed earthenware jug with a…

Harvey School Landscape Jug by Edith White

Edith white, a Harvey School glazed earthenware jug with a brown and green landscape, inscribed monogram EW and date 1925, 16 cm high

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871-1949), a green and brown glazed…

LJ Harvey Glazed Earthenware Bowl, 1919

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871-1949), a green and brown glazed earthenware bowl with mottled ground, inscribed and dated LJ Harvey 1919, 16 cm high

Harvey School, blue glazed earthenware chamberstick inscribed…

Harvey School Moth Chamberstick

Harvey School, blue glazed earthenware chamberstick inscribed 'A Book and a Light, What at the Night' and modelled with moths, inscribed monogram SH and date 1937, 14 cm high

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871-1949), a plaster portrait panel…

Spring Sounds

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871-1949), a plaster portrait panel depicting the profile of a young girl and carved lettering 'On the Sweet Sounds of Spring That Strike the Ear', carved signature and date L.J. Harvey 17, within an original gum leaf and nut carved…

Elise Harvey, a brown glazed earthenware three handled vase…

Floral Carved Vase with Inscription, 1920

Elise Harvey, a brown glazed earthenware three handled vase with bandsof floral carved panels, the base inscribed 'To Valerie From Elkie 1920', 14 cm high. Notes: By repute the vase was made by the daughter of L.J. Harvey and given to the potter Valerie…

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871-1949), a metallic glazed earthenware…

LJ Harvey's Indigenous Bust with Boomerang

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871-1949), a metallic glazed earthenware bust of an indigenous man, raised on a socle with a boomerang, inscribed LJ Harvey and Q'land Abo. 15 cm high

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871-1949), a 'Bronzed' plaster bust of a…

Bronzed Bust of Young Woman by L.J. Harvey

Lewis Jarvis Harvey (1871-1949), a 'Bronzed' plaster bust of a young woman, raised on a socle, inscribed and dated L.J. Harvey 19 Q, 19 cm high 7' high)

Harvey School, a blue glazed earthenware vase decorated with…

Blue Earthenware Vase with Landscape Decoration and Monogram

Harvey School, a blue glazed earthenware vase decorated with trees in a landscape, inscribed monogram GW and date '2614 cm high

Harvey School, a glazed earthenware rectangular box and cover…

Glazed Earthenware Fish Box with Monogram

Harvey School, a glazed earthenware rectangular box and cover carved with fish and reeds, inscribed monogram, 20 cm wide. Provenance: Stanley & Co. Auction, 14 Nov 1999

Harvey School, a brown glazed earthenware cheese dish and cover…

Earthenware Cheese Dish and Preserve Pot with Mouse and Inscriptions

Harvey School, a brown glazed earthenware cheese dish and cover by N. Marlay, 1915 the cover with a mouse, inscribed N Marley and date 1930, together with a preserve pot and cover by AM Lerhy, inscribed signature and date July 30th 1915, 11 cm high (2)

An Art Nouveau Harvey school grey glazed earthenware three…

Art Nouveau Tea Sets with Inscribed Monograms and Dates

An Art Nouveau Harvey school grey glazed earthenware three piece tea set, with inscribed stylised decoration, the base with inscribed monogram SE, initials ITC and dated 1925, the teapot 20 cm wide and a similar brown glaze teapot, inscribed monogram EAD…

R. E. Rookwood Harvey School Australian pottery vase. Applied…

Lyrebird Vase by R.E. Rookwood Harvey School Pottery

R. E. Rookwood Harvey School Australian pottery vase. Applied lyrebird decoration on blue glaze C.1939

Art Nouveau Australian Pottery vase, Harvey School Queensland,…

Harvey School Pottery Vase, 1927

Art Nouveau Australian Pottery vase, Harvey School Queensland, incised 'K' within a 'B' 1927

H B (Harvey School), circa 1920s Art Nouveau Influenced vase.…

Art Nouveau Vase with Quad Footed Design

H B (Harvey School), circa 1920s Art Nouveau Influenced vase. Quad footed, brown and pink glaze. Height 12 cm

Marlay, N (Harvey School) Gumleaf embossed brown and green…

Gumleaf Coffee Pot 1933

Marlay, N (Harvey School) Gumleaf embossed brown and green glaze coffee pot. Signed and dated '1933 Q.'. Height 26 cm

School of L. J. Harvey Queensland, circa 1928, tapering…

Gum Nut Vase, 1928

School of L. J. Harvey Queensland, circa 1928, tapering rectangular earthenware vase decorated with gum nuts and leaves, green ground, incised S E B W, Q 1928. Height 15 cm

Harvey School brown and green glaze vase with floral decoration…

Harvey School Floral Vase Duo

Harvey School brown and green glaze vase with floral decoration and another (a/f)

Harvey School lead glaze lidded jar with applied lizard and…

Harvey School Lidded Jar with Lizard and Frog

Harvey School lead glaze lidded jar with applied lizard and frog (a/f) and another small vase (2)

Harvey School pottery vase with blue landscape motif

Blue Landscape Pottery Vase by Harvey School

Harvey School pottery vase with blue landscape motif

Gilt salt glaze classical figure of a lady, attributed to L. J.…

Classical Lady Salt Glaze Sculpture by L. J. Harvey

Gilt salt glaze classical figure of a lady, attributed to L. J. Harvey

L. J. Harvey gilt salt glaze lidded jar, signed 1921

Signed 1921 L.J. Harvey Salt Glaze Lidded Jar

L. J. Harvey gilt salt glaze lidded jar, signed 1921

Gilt salt glaze figure of an elephant with Riders, attributed…

Salt Glaze Elephant with Riders by L.J. Harvey

Gilt salt glaze figure of an elephant with Riders, attributed to L. J. Harvey

Small Harvey School Sung glaze vase

Harvey School Sung Vase

Small Harvey School Sung glaze vase

Harvey School blue lead glaze lidded pot and another with lemon…

Blue Glazed Lidded Pots: Harvey School and Lemon Design

Harvey School blue lead glaze lidded pot and another with lemon and blue glaze

Harvey School pottery Spaniel

Harvey School Spaniel Pottery

Harvey School pottery Spaniel

Harvey School brown glaze lidded jar

Harvey School Brown Glaze Jar with Lid

Harvey School brown glaze lidded jar

Harvey School brown and green glaze vase with Sealife decoration

Sealife Glazed Vase by Harvey School

Harvey School brown and green glaze vase with Sealife decoration

L. J. Harvey blue glaze jug with applied detail and crest,…

L.J. Harvey Crested Blue Glaze Jug with Applied Detail

L. J. Harvey blue glaze jug with applied detail and crest, marked Ljh Ms (restored)

L. J. Harvey blue glaze squat vase with applied decoration,…

1917 Signed Blue Glaze Squat Vase with Applied Decoration

L. J. Harvey blue glaze squat vase with applied decoration, signed 1917

L. J. Harvey brown lead glaze teapot

Harvey Brown Lead Glaze Teapot

L. J. Harvey brown lead glaze teapot

Harvey School brown glaze basket with applied Gumleaves, marked…

Harvey School Basket Pair with Gumleaves

Harvey School brown glaze basket with applied Gumleaves, marked Sm Q31 and another basket (2)

Pottery Tucan figure, attributed to L. J. Harvey

Tucan Pottery Figure by L. J. Harvey

Pottery Tucan figure, attributed to L. J. Harvey

L. J. Harvey plaster wall plaque with lizard (a/f)

Lizard Plaster Wall Plaque by L. J. Harvey (a/f)

L. J. Harvey plaster wall plaque with lizard (a/f)

L. J. Harvey dish with deep red glaze and decorated with…

Red Glazed Lizard & Gumleaf Dish, Signed 1918 (Damaged)

L. J. Harvey dish with deep red glaze and decorated with applied lizard & Gumleaf, signed 1918 (damaged)