Photographs - Portraits

  • # 28788

    WEIGHT, Greg (1946- )

    Brett Whiteley 1976

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 205 x 305 mm (sheet size 300 x 400 mm), signed in pencil Greg Weight and numbered 2/50 in lower margin. An iconic photographic portrait of Brett Whiteley reclining in his studio, his eyes closed, hand gripping an unlit cigarette. Hanging behind the artist is his masterpiece, Henri’s Armchair 1974-75, which …

  • # 28648

    [WILMOT & KEY]

    Ambrotype portrait of a young married couple. Geelong, February 1865.

    Quarter plate ambrotype with hand colouring, 90 x 64 mm (sight), housed in its original wooden-based leather case with embossed velvet lining, 117 x 93 mm, the case with floral and geometric designs and gilt borders to front and back (lightly rubbed), and with a working brass clasp; the ambrotype is still sealed beneath the …

  • # 25396

    CORFIELD, Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie), 1880-1966

    [NEW GUINEA] An archive of photographs documenting the Wesleyan Mission on Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands, 1905-08.

    Private photograph album (disbound), comprising sixty-five silver bromide prints, most 150 x 105 mm (portrait format) or 105 x 150 mm (landscape format), a few smaller at 80 x 100 mm (landscape), all laid down recto and verso of 24 original album pages of thickish board (190 x 240 mm); the mounts with manuscript captions …

  • # 28445

    FRADELLE & MARSHALL; [PACHMANN, Marguerite de, 1864-1952]

    Miss A. L. M. Okey. The Australian Infant Pianiste. Aged 7. Pupil of Lansdowne Cottell, R. A. M.

    [Title from printed caption on mount]. London : Fradelle & Marshall, [1873]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount); recto with printed caption and ‘Photographed by Fradelle & Marshall, 230 & 246, Regent Street’; verso with ‘Opinions of the Press’, extracts from five glowing reviews published in British newspapers and …

  • # 28493


    Signed studio portrait of T. F. Waller, Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioner, dated July 1893.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 163 x 105 mm (mount); inscribed by the sitter in the image ‘T. F. Waller. With Kindest regards. 4/7/93’; recto and verso of mount with imprint of the Charlemont Studio, Royal Arcade, Sydney (and Elizabeth Street, Melbourne); the print and mount have some very light marks, but are overall …

  • # 28439

    CUNNINGHAM, Andrew

    Studio portrait of a young brother and sister holding hands; the boy is posing with his cricket bat. Armidale, New South Wales, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘A. Cunningham, Photographic Artist, Barney Street, Armidale, New England’; the print is in good condition, as is the mount (some light toning to verso). Pioneer New England photographer Andrew Cunningham is probably best known for his 1870 carte de …

  • # 28434


    Studio portraits of Alexander and Norman Goyder, sons of South Australian Surveyor-General George Woodroffe Goyder. Adelaide, late 1860s.

    I. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm (mount); recto with contemporary inscription in ink at lower margin ‘Alexander Goyder’; verso imprinted ‘The Adelaide Photographic Company. F. S. Crawford, Manager’ and with slightly later inscription in ink ‘Alec Goyder, brother of Floey’; print and mount are in very good condition. (Note: …

  • # 28435


    Jackson and McLaren, world’s champion Australian wood-cutters.

    [London, U.K. : Daily Mirror, 1909 or 1910]. Two gelatin silver print photographs, 205 x 150 mm and 150 x 205 mm, respectively; versos with wet stamp of of the London Daily Mirror, and an identical caption label which reads: ‘Fine Fellers. Jackson and McLaren, world’s champion wood-cutters, felling trees on Lord Salisbury’s estate at …

  • # 28485


    An early Australian Kodak photo wallet.

    Sydney : Kodak Australasia Pty. Ltd., [circa 1914]. Photo wallet, 140 x 100 mm, folding; cover illustration depicting a young woman holding a Kodak camera; in fine condition. (Note: contains no negatives inside). A most attractive piece of Australian photographic and social history.

  • # 28698

    [FRANCOIS, Philippe, 1859-1908] ; CAIRE, N. J. ; BAYLISS, Charles ; KERRY, Charles, et al.

    Photograph album compiled by French scientist Philippe François as a memento of his visit to Australia in 1888.

    Nineteenth-century photograph album. Oblong folio (270 x 380 mm), original customized binding of half green morocco over pebbled cloth ruled in gilt, the upper board lettered in gilt Australie. Ph. François 1888, spine with raised bands and gilt ornament; containing [51] albumen print photographs by various Australian commercial photographers of the 1880s, the majority in …

  • # 28162

    SPITZ, Charles Georges (1857-1894)

    Studio portrait of a tattooed Marquesan dancer.

    [Circa 1887]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 140 mm, unmounted; verso with fully contemporary caption in pencil: Marquesan dancer; a strong print with rich tonal range and excellent clarity and contrast; the print is in very good condition, with the tiniest of nicks at two of the corners and some insignificant light creasing to the …

  • # 28091

    [THOMSON, John (1837-1921) (photographer) and Adolphe Smith HEADINGLEY (1846-1924)]

    Street Incidents : a series of twenty-one permanent photographs, with descriptive letter-press.

    London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. Quarto (285 x 220 mm), publisher’s pictorial red cloth stamped in gilt and black (boards with light staining and flecking, spine sunned and flecked), original patterned endpapers, pp [2], [1]-100, with 21 original woodburytypes from Thomson’s original dry-plate negatives, each with printed caption and red ruled …

  • # 27183

    KILBURN, William Edward (1818-1891) (attributed)

    Tinted daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman, late 1840s.

    [London, William Edward Kilburn?, before 1850]. Sixth-plate daguerreotype with hand tinting (71 x 56 mm, sight) housed in its original plain black flip-top leather case (87 x 75 x 10 mm) with working metal swing hook clasp; interior with red velvet facing; the daguerreotype, with its seals intact and original glass and gold-painted pebbled brass …

  • # 27082

    Photographer unknown.

    Daguerreotype portrait of a young woman, late 1840s.

    [UK or USA]. Sixth-plate daguerreotype (70 x 55 mm, sight) housed in its original flip-top green leather case (91 x 79 x 8 mm) with blind embossed “basket of flowers” design to the reverse; working metal swing hook clasp; interior with purple silk facing; the daguerreotype, with its seals intact and original glass and honeycomb …

  • # 27918

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal group, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘20. Group of Natives, Victoria‘, fine condition. A superb group portrait of an Aboriginal group in western clothing taken on the Lake Tyers reserve in far eastern Victoria. The original photograph was taken by …

  • # 27343

    [FITZSIMMONS, Robert ("Bob"), 1863-1917]; RICHARD K. FOX (publisher)

    Photographic portrait of champion Anglo-New Zealand-Australian-American bare knuckle boxer Bob Fitzsimmons in a fighting stance, taken in New York in 1893.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 162 x 106 mm (mount); the print is embossed at lower left ‘Copyright 1893 Richard K. Fox’; removed from an old frame, the print and mount have suffered some surface loss around the edges, particularly at the bottom margin where Fox’s imprint with his Franklin Square, New York address …