Photographs - Portraits

  • # 35885

    REILLY, Dianne & Jennifer CAREW

    Sun Pictures of Victoria : The Fauchery-Daintree Collection 1858.

    Melbourne : Library Council of Victoria, 1983. First edition. Quarto (295 x 260 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered black cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (lightly rubbed), pp 143, with 53 full-page photographic plates, introductory essay, notes and references; a very good copy. The French photographer and writer Antoine Fauchery (1823-1861) arrived in Australia in 1852 and …

  • # 35884

    DAVIES, Alan; STANBURY, Peter

    The mechanical eye in Australia: photography, 1841-1900

    Melbourne : Oxford University Pres, 1985. First Edition. Quarto, publisher’s black cloth in fine dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, 270 pp, profusely illustrated, a fine copy of the most useful reference work on Australian colonial photography yet published, now scarce.

  • # 35522

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal football team, Coranderrk, Healesville.

    [Title from handwritten caption in negative]. Circa 1911. Gelatin silver print photograph printed on postcard stock, 88 x 137 mm; verso with Kodak Austral box; no photographer’s or publisher’s imprint; unmailed, in superb condition. In the early years of the twentieth century a team from the Coranderrk Aboriginal station near Healesville, east of Melbourne, regularly took part …

  • # 35334


    Studio portrait of British artist John Gilbert (1817-1897). London, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount); recto and verso with the imprint of Elliott & Fry, 55 Baker Street, Portman Square; verso also has a pencilled inscription in period hand ‘John Gilbert’; in superb condition. An outstanding example of what is arguably the finest photographic portrait of the illustrator and painter Sir …

  • # 35476

    [WALTERS, Norman Murray Carrington, 1901-1988]

    Signed photograph of Australian escapologist and illusionist, Murray, dated 1944.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 139 x 89 mm, signed in ink across the lower section of the image ‘Best wishes, Murray, Escapologist, 1944’; verso addressed to a young fan in Grantham, Lincolnshire, with 2d stamp and postmark dated Manchester 13 April 1944; in excellent condition. ‘Norman Murray Carrington Walters (11 November 1901 – 22 January 1988), …

  • # 35477


    Special two weeks’ engagement of Australia’s Brilliant Comedienne, Ethel Buckley. Kennington Theatre, commencing Monday, July 8th.

    [Title from theatre advertisement verso]. London : David Allen & Sons, Ltd., [1912]. Photomechanical process postcard, 139 x 88 mm, printed caption beneath image ‘Ethel Buckley, Australia’s Premier Comedienne’; verso with advertisement for Buckley’s forthcoming season at London’s Kennington Theatre; unmailed, in excellent condition. Ethel Buckley appears to have commenced her stage career in Adelaide in …

  • # 35475


    Signed photograph of Australian singer, actor and radio entertainer Anona Winn. Circa 1930.

    Photographic postcard, 138 x 88 mm, with printed caption and publisher’s imprint ‘Radio Pictorial Photo Card’ beneath the image; signed in ink across the lower section of the image ‘Sincerely, Anona Winn’; verso blank; in excellent condition. ‘Anona Winn MBE (born Anona Edna Wilkins, 5 January 1904 – 2 February 1994) was an Australian-born actress, broadcaster and singer, …

  • # 35471


    [CIRCUS HISTORY] Mr. Fred Lindsay

    [Circa 1910]. Photolithographic postcard, 137 x 87 mm, printed caption beneath image; original signature in ink of ‘Fred Lindsay’ across the lower section of the image; verso with the imprint of the photographer and publisher ‘Wills, Photo., Cardiff’; in excellent condition. ‘Fred Lindsay’ was the stage name of Bendigo-born and Wesley College (Melbourne) educated stock whip …

  • # 35193

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

    Studio portrait of a Gumbaynggir man, Bellinger River, New South Wales.

    Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, blindstamped lower left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo. 508 Geo. St. Sydney Copyright’; verso with fully contemporary caption in pencil: ‘2017. Aboriginal warrior, Bellinger River’; a strong print with excellent clarity, foxed at the margins. One of a set of Aboriginal portraits taken by Kerry which were commissioned by …

  • # 34136

    Photographer unknown.

    Portrait of a young woman wearing a butterfly hair bow. Australia, circa 1910.

    Gelatin silver print photograph on Kodak Austral postcard stock, 138 x 88 mm; no studio information, verso uninscribed; the portrait is integral to the coloured rose border (i.e. both must have been re-photographed from a composite image); in very good condition. A beautiful Australian late-Edwardian fashion shot. The woman is holding a rolled-up magazine, possibly so as …

  • # 35138


    Signed photograph of dancer Sara Luzita, of the Ballet Rambert. Melbourne, circa 1948.

    Gelatin silver print photograph on medium stock, 155 x 110 mm, signed in silver ink lower left ‘Sara Luzita’; verso wet stamped ‘Copyright / Not for reproduction / Herald Sun / Feature Service / Melbourne Australia’; the print is in fine condition, verso with light foxing; unmounted. A wonderful portrait of British dancer Sara Luzita (1922- …

  • # 34359


    Carte de visite album “opener”. Geelong, Victoria, circa 1867.

    Albumen print of a photographic montage, carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mount); verso with the illustrated back mark of Turner’s Portrait Rooms, Moorabool Street, Geelong, advertising the prize medal awarded to Joseph Turner att the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition of 1866; print and mount are both in fine condition. Cartes de visite of this …

  • # 35513

    CHEVALIER, Thomas (1828-1898)

    Studio portrait of a gentleman with a white felt hat. Bendigo, Victorian goldfields, circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 64 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Photographed by Chevalier & Co., (Next Commercial Hotel), Pall Mall, Sandhurst’; the print has lovely tones and excellent clarity; the mount is clean and stable. A fine full-length studio portrait of a prosperous gentleman with an elegant summer hat, by goldfields photographer …

  • # 35311

    J. J. HOGG & CO.

    [QUEENSLAND] Studio portrait of William Henry Norman. Brisbane, circa 1890.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 163 x 106 mm (mount); verso inscribed in pencil ‘William Henry Norman. b. 6/2/1845’; both the print and mount are in very good condition. We have not been able to ascertain whether William Henry Norman (1845-1918), who was born in Barnstaple, Devon, and emigrated to Queensland, was related to his …

  • # 34936


    Studio portrait of an Aboriginal woman wearing a kangaroo skin cloak, carrying her young child on her back. Adelaide, 1869-75.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 85 x 56 mm; unmounted; a strong print with excellent clarity, in very good condition. Another example of this carte de visite, on a mount bearing the imprint of Otto Von Hartitzsch & Co., 113 Rundle Street, Adelaide, was sold at Charles Leski Auctions (Melbourne) in September 2010. …

  • # 34407


    An Australian gem tintype photograph album. Sydney, circa 1885.

    Miniature photograph album, 92 x 80 mm, original embossed plum-coloured cloth binding (fading on front and spine); all edges gilt; first leaf with pictorial advertisement for ‘Gove & Allen’s, Gem Albums & Patent Cameras, no. 324 George St., Sydney, Australia’; containing 32 window-mounted (i.e. removable) gem tintypes, each 25 x 20 mm, mounted four per …