Photographs - Portraits

  • # 28966

    Photographer unknown.

    Ambrotype portrait of Jane Richardson (née Clokey), an Irish emigrant to New Zealand and later, Australia. Taken in Auckland, circa 1865.

    Sixth plate ambrotype with hand colouring, 70 x 55 mm (sight), housed in its original wooden-based leather case with embossed velvet lining, 92 x 80 mm, the case with repeating floral motifs (rubbed), and with two working brass hook clasps; the ambrotype is still sealed beneath the original glass, in the original brass mat with …

  • # 30352

    ROYAL AQUARIUM STUDIO (W. DOWNE ROSS & CO.)

    Studio portrait of a family taken at the Bondi Royal Aquarium, Sydney, circa 1890.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 163 x 107 mm (mount), recto of mount with imprint of ‘Royal Aquarium Studio, Bondi, W. Downe Ross & Co.’; verso with fully contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Miss A. Beaumont, from your Loving Sister, as S. A. Smith’; the albumen print is in good condition, with some very light …

  • # 30390

    YING CHEONG

    Studio portrait of a gentleman self-identified as Mr. Rowland. Shanghai, China, circa 1900.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 112 mm (mount), verso with wet-stamped studio imprint of ‘YING CHEONG, Artist and Photographer, Miniature Painter on Ivory and Canvas. Studio Canton Road, Opposite to Messrs. Mustard & Co. SHANGHAI’, with the studio name in Chinese lettering below, and with a fully contemporary inscription in ink made …

  • # 30366

    BARTLETT BROS.

    Studio portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Woodall with their newly-Christened baby. Sandhurst (Bendigo), late 1880s.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 167 x 108 mm (mount), recto with imprint of ‘Bartlett Bros. Sandhurst’; verso inscribed in ink: ‘Mr & Mrs Woodall / Age 7 wks’; a beautiful, crisp print with warm tones (tiny mark at top right margin, else fine condition); the mount is clean and stable.

  • # 30233

    DAVIES & CO.

    Studio portrait of a dandy gentleman, Melbourne, circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Davies & Co. Photographers, 91 & 94 Bourke St. East, opposite the Theatre Royal, Branch Offices No. 5 Collins St. West, 3 doors from Elizabeth St., Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.

  • # 30281

    Photographer unknown.

    Three photographs of Wesley College, Melbourne, taken in 1904: the school’s champion Australian Rules Football team; view of the main building; view looking across the school oval.

    Three sepia tone gelatin silver photographs, each 70 x 90 mm, printed on Kodak postcard stock (89 x 138 mm), all mailed from Melbourne and addressed to Master Norman Hart in Launceston, Tasmania (postmarks dated 28 June 1904; 19 September 1904; 14 November 1904), the fronts with handwritten messages signed W. H. (William Hart?) which …

  • # 29955

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Bathurst Islander couple. 1970.

    Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10″ (155 x 230 mm, image); 205 x 255 mm, sheet; vintage (circa 1970) print in fine condition, corner-mounted in archival exhibition portfolio with tissue guard. Taken by renowned Australian social and social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis during his visit to the Northern Territory in 1970. Exhibited: Black & White …

  • # 29958

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    The New Dreamtime, Katherine Rodeo. 1970.

    Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8″ (250 x 170 mm, image; 260 x 200 mm, sheet); vintage (circa 1970) print in fine condition, corner-mounted in archival exhibition portfolio with tissue guard. Taken by renowned Australian social and social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis during his visit to the Northern Territory in 1970. Exhibited: Black & White …

  • # 29956

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Smoko, Bathurst Islanders. 1970.

    Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10″ (170 x 250 mm, image; 200 x 260 mm, sheet); vintage (circa 1970) print in fine condition, corner-mounted in archival exhibition portfolio with tissue guard. Taken by renowned Australian social and social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis during his visit to the Northern Territory in 1970. Exhibited: Black & White …

  • # 29835

    MAULL & POLYBLANK

    [BEAGLE] Studio portrait of Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy, FRS.

    Early 1860s. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm, verso with imprint of the London photographic firm Maull & Polyblank, of Piccadilly, and a fully contemporary pencilled inscription ‘Adml. Fitzroy F. R. S.’; both albumen print and mount are in fine condition. Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy RN, FRS (1805–1865) is best remembered …

  • # 28794

    [Various photographers]

    Six studio portraits of Māori men and women, 1870s.

    [New Zealand : various studios, between 1870 and 1880]. Group of 6 (six) albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, all trimmed to 82 x 55 mm and laid down on their original nineteenth-century album page, 225 x 275 mm; no photographers’ imprints visible (but likely to have been taken by at least one …

  • # 28660

    FAUCHERY, Antoine (1823-1861) and DAINTREE, Richard (1832-1878)

    Gyps land blackfellow.

    [Title from inscription on mount]. Albumen print from collodion wet-plate negative, 239 x 193 mm, laid down on its original board mount as issued, 372 x 287 mm; fully contemporary inscription in ink to bottom margin of mount, Gyps land blackfellow. This is an exceptional print with beautiful tones and great clarity; the mount has a …

  • # 29453

    MOFFATT, Tracey (Australian, b. 1960)

    Beauty (in wine)

    (1994). From the series Beauties (1994-1997). Cibachrome print, 100 x 71cm; printed in an edition of 20 numbered copies, this copy Artist’s Proof 1/1. One of Tracey Moffatt’s most captivating works, exploring themes of indigenous identity and place. It is also a deeply personal work, since it is a portrait of her own Uncle Jack. …

  • # 28974

    Photographer unknown.

    Signed photograph of dancer Edna Busse, of the Borovansky Ballet. Melbourne, 1946.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 140 x 90 mm, signed in ink at lower right ‘Edna Busse’; verso with original owner’s annotation in pencil ‘21.11.46’; the print is in fine condition, although the verso is foxed. A superb signed portrait of Australian dancer Edna Busse, of the Borovansky Ballet, taken in Melbourne in November 1946. The …

  • # 29201

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal group, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘20. Group of Natives, Victoria‘, plus a larger label printed ‘20‘; fine condition. A superb group portrait of an Aboriginal group in western clothing taken on the Lake Tyers reserve in …

  • # 29464

    HARTITZSCH, Otto von

    Studio portrait of botanist Dr. Richard Schomburgk, long-term curator of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Inscribed by Schomburgk and dated 1874.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Otto von Hartitzsch, Artist and Photographer, 113 Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia’ and a fully contemporary inscription in ink in the hand of the great botanist himself: ‘With Dr. Schomburgk’s kind regards. Adelaide, Nov. 6th 74’; some mottling in …