Photographs - Portraits

  • # 18249

    DAVIDSON, Michael Lindsey

    [CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY] Interstice : A double exposure project.

    [Melbourne] : [Michael Lindsey Davidson], 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, hand stitched binding, [38] pp, including reproductions of Melbourne contemporary artist Davidson’s b/w photographs and a seven page essay on the series by Davidson. Limited to 50 copies, signed by artist.

  • # 17897

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal family, probably western New South Wales or southern Queensland, circa 1910

    Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, mount with contemporary printed label with sequence number ’14’; the slide is in fine condition. A beautiful outdoor group portrait of a family dressed in European clothing, although all barefoot.

  • # 17896

    KING, Henry (1855-1923)

    Aboriginal man with throwing club, parrying shield and boomerangs, 1890s

    Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, contemporary handwritten captions to the mount: ‘Australian Aborigine’ and ‘H. King, Sydney’; the slide is in perfect condition. A photograph taken in the studio of the major Sydney photographer Henry King, probably in the early 1890s. The painted backdrop and studio props are reminiscent of the …

  • # 17641

    Photographer unknown.

    [ABORIGINES; SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Natives, Fowler’s Bay District

    Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, original manuscript paper label ‘Natives, Fowler’s Bay District’, which duplicates the printed title in the image; a smaller label bears the sequence number ‘6204’ in manuscript; a printed label along the top edge also reads ‘6204 Natives Fowler (sic) Bay District’; in very good …

  • # 17793

    [BRAYTON, Lily, 1876-1953]; Photographer unknown

    Signed photographic portrait of the actress Lily Brayton, wife of Australian actor Oscar Asche.

    [London? : photographer unknown, circa 1905]. Hand coloured silver gelatin print, 135 x 83 mm, bearing Lily Brayton’s full signature in ink, captioned in the negative ‘Lily Brayton’ and ‘Sole copyright’ (photographer’s imprint not visible); laid down on an early twentieth century album page with the collector’s manuscript label mounted below, ‘Lily Brayton (Mrs. Oscar …

  • # 17631

    HOARE, Sophia (Mrs.) (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of Princess Moe-a-Mai, consort of King Tamatoa V of Raiatea, Tahiti.

    Circa 1880. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (106 x 63 mm); no photographer’s imprint; verso inscribed in pencil in two different but contemporary hands ‘Princess Tomatoa (sic)’ and ‘Moe, femme de Tamatoa’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A superb studio portrait, attributed to the Papeete photographer Madame Hoare, …

  • # 17918

    M. [Menzies] DICKSON

    [HAWAII] View of Keōua Hale, residence of Princess Keʻelikōlani

    Early 1870s. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 110 x 165 mm, verso imprinted ‘M. Dickson, 61 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, and with contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Residence Princess Keelikolani’; the albumen print is in good condition, with some mottling in the negative; the mount has an ink stain to top left corner recto, but …

  • # 17916

    J. WILLIAMS & CO.

    [HAWAII] Photographic portraits of the Hawaiian royal family

    Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 165 x 110 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Williams & Co., (Successors to M. Dickson), Photographers, 102 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, the albumen print is in fine condition; the back of the mount has a couple of ink smudges, but is otherwise clean and free from foxing. …

  • # 17914

    J. WILLIAMS & CO.

    [HAWAII] Photographic portrait of King Kalakaua

    Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 165 x 110 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Williams & Co., (Successors to M. Dickson), Photographers, 102 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, and with contemporary inscriptions in both ink and pencil: ‘King Kalakaua’; the albumen print with a couple of light marks bottom right, otherwise in very good …

  • # 17895

    YORK, Frederick Arlington Viler (1823-1903)

    Australian Pelican.

    [London : Frederick York, between 1872 and 1875]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, 78 x 77 mm each individual image (irregular), on original green card mount, imprinted recto: ‘Animals in Zoological Gardens / Photographed from Life. London’; verso with original printed paper label: ‘Australian Pelican’; a tiny surface scratch below the eye of the pelican in …

  • # 17494

    [SEMMES, Raphael, 1809-1877]

    Photographic portrait of Captain Raphael Semmes, commander of the Confederate raider CSS Alabama.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (mount 100 x 62 mm); no photographer’s imprint, verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Capt. Semmes, “Privateer Alabama”, destroyed by the Kearsage [sic.], June 19th 1864’; a couple of tiny spots of foxing to the print and mount, else a fine example of this rare studio portrait. This photograph …

  • # 16764

    [EMERY, N.M., compiler]; VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS

    An 1860s carte de visite album containing photographs of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Siam, including an unrecorded portrait of the American Mandarin Frederick Townsend Ward, and the personal card of Prince Krom of Siam.

    Nineteenth century carte de visite album, 160 x 110 mm, recent blue velvet-covered boards (replacing the original leather boards, now perished), original front-endpaper inscribed by the owner ‘N.M. Emery, Shanghai 1862. Presented by Captain [?] of the Steamer Nang Kow, and whose life was sacrificed to the Chinese in a massacre, rather than yield to …

  • # 17151

    PATERSON BROTHERS

    Photographic portrait of a mother and her two young children, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 65 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Paterson Brothers, Photographic Artists, Portrait Rooms, 8 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A lovely studio portrait of an affectionate mother and her young son and daughter.

  • # 17153

    BOTTERILL, John

    Photographic portrait of a young girl with stick and hoop, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Botterill, Portrait Painter and Photographer, 19 Collins Street East, Melbourne’; the albumen print is in good condition with some pale foxing; the mount is clean. A fine vignetted portrait by the talented artist-photographer John Botterill. Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, …

  • # 17152

    BATCHELDER & CO.

    Photographic portrait of a young graduand of the University of Melbourne, late 1860s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Batchelder & Co., Artist Photographers, 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print and mount are in good condition, with some pale foxing. A rare portrait of an early alumnus of the University of Melbourne, which had been founded in …

  • # 17148

    LOMER, Albert

    Photographic portrait of Mary M. Mann as a young girl, Sydney, 1869.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), 55 x 40 mm (image), verso with imprint of Albert Lomer, Late Chandler & Lomer, Artist and Photographer, 419 George Street, Sydney, and contemporary inscription in ink Mary M. Mann, two years old when taken Feb. 14th 1869, With Sissie’s love; in fine …