Photographs - Portraits

  • # 24683

    LEFEBVRE, Jules Joseph (artist) (1836-1911); GOUPIL & CIE. (photographers & publishers)

    Photograph of the oil painting “Chloé” at its first showing at the Paris Salon, 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, 270 x 137 mm, blind stamped lower left ‘Goupil & Cie.’, laid down on its original board mount, lithographed text across the bottom margin: ‘1478. Chloé. Peint. par Lefebvre / Photographié par Goupil & Cie. Galerie Photographique / Salon de 1875. Publié par Goupil & Cie., Editeurs’, accompanied by a 3-line extract …

  • # 11209

    Chase, H. L. (attrib.) & Williams, J. J. (attrib.)

    Photographs of Hawaii, 1870-1883

    Eleven albumen print photographs mounted recto and verso of [7] pages removed from a nineteenth century travel album, all in format 175 x 235 mm, contemporary captions in French and English in ink beneath each image, the prints attached to the leaves with the original double-sided adhesive tape at each corner, occasional foxing and mild …

  • # 24194

    [WILDER, Joseph Warrin, attributed]; HYAMS, John (publisher)

    Studio portrait of two young Aboriginal men. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 65 mm (mount), 82 x 57 mm (image), verso with imprint of Hyams’ Portrait Rooms, 67 Collins Street, East, Melbourne; fine condition. Based on comparison with a very similar portrait (see Bitter Fruit, p. 235) it is highly likely that this photograph was taken by Joseph Warrin …

  • # 23935

    HIBLING, Everitt E.

    Photographic portrait of a family taken from an earlier daguerreotype or ambrotype. Melbourne, 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount), 68 x 54 mm (oval image), imprinted verso ‘E. E. Hibling, formerly principal Operator to G. W. Wilson of Aberdeen and R. W. Thrupp of Birmingham, Both by Special Appointment Photographers to Her Majesty the Queen, & late from Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co., …

  • # 23934

    Photographer unidentified.

    Tintype photographic portrait of a mother and daughter, late 1870s.

    [Australia or U.S.A. : photographer unidentified, between 1875 and 1880]. Sixth plate tintype photograph with hand colouring, 102 x 62 mm; a few surface scratches, else in good condition. The seated woman is holding a book in her left hand, the cover title of which is legible: it reads The Illustrated Aesop’s Fables for Schoolchildren. Was she …

  • # 23526

    RIDER, Andrew

    Photographic portraits of a husband and wife, Williamstown, Melbourne, late 1860s.

    Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, 106 x 65 (mounts), versos with imprint of ‘A. Rider, Photographic Artist, Nelson Place, Williamstown’; both albumen prints and mounts are in fine condition. These two lovely portraits of a married couple were almost certainly taken during the same visit to Rider’s studio in Nelson Place, probably …

  • # 24416

    WILLETTS, George (1841-1909)

    Portrait of young pianist Miss Ada Willetts, taken by her father, professional photographer George Willetts. Ballarat, circa 1890.

    Albumen print, carte de visite format, 110 x 63 mm (mount); recto of mount imprinted in gold ‘Willetts, Photo., Ballarat’; verso with the decorative back mark of ‘Willetts Photographic Temple of Light, Bridge Street, Ballarat’, and with an identifying caption in pencil in contemporaneous hand: ‘Miss Ada Willetts’; the strong albumen print has some mottling in the …

  • # 23936

    W. HORNUNG (photographer)

    Humorous German carte de visite of three men drinking beer and schnapps, using photomontage. Circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); verso with imprint of the studio of W. Hornung, Tübingen; in very good condition.  

  • # 23643

    TURNER, T. C. (Thomas Charles) (1839-1896)

    Photographic portrait of two young brothers, one holding a cricket bat. London, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount); recto imprinted ‘T.C. Turner & Co., 17 Upper Street, Islington’, verso imprinted ‘Photographers to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince & Princess of Wales, Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Cambridge’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition.

  • # 23975

    Josef Lebovic Gallery

    Masterpieces of Australian photography

    Edited by Josef Lebovic and Joanne Cahill with the assistance of Suzette Cooke. Sydney : Josef Lebovic Gallery, 1989. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 200, illustrated. A scholarly catalogue of historical Australian photography c. 1850s – 1980s. Price list enclosed

  • # 23258

    [MANNING & KNIGHT, attributed]

    Noongar men, southwest Western Australia, circa 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, 59 x 82 mm, laid down on a piece cut from a 19th century album page, contemporary caption in pencil beneath image: ‘Australian Natives armed with boomerangs’; the print is slightly faded but otherwise is in very good condition. The attribution to the Perth-based photographic partnership of Manning & Knight is based …

  • # 22710

    S.H. BENSON (publisher); Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal man and woman holding puppies, seated outside a humpy with canvas covering.

    [Between 1900 and 1910. Possibly New South Wales or Queensland. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, printed series title to mount: ‘By Forest and Desert’, together with printed label of the maker, ‘S.H. Benson, 1, Tudor St., London, E.C.’ and printed sequence number ’24’; the slide is in fine …

  • # 23086

    DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888)

    Photographic portrait of a young man wearing a bow-tie, Adelaide, circa 1869.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 63 mm (mount), verso with the imprint of ‘T. Duryea, Photographer, Adelaide. By appointment to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A late 1860s studio portrait by New York-born photographer Townsend Duryea (senior), who, along with his …

  • # 23026

    LONDON STEREOSCOPIC COMPANY; [CAIRNS, Hugh McCalmont, 1st Earl Cairns, 1819-1885]

    Photographic portrait of Hugh Cairns, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm (mount), recto with printed caption beneath image ‘The Rt. Hon. Lord Cairns’; verso with imprint of The London Stereoscopic Company and contemporary pencilled inscription ‘Lord Chancellor’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns (1819-1885) was an Irish-born British …

  • # 22246

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

    Photographic portraits of Aborigines from New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory, 1892-95.

    Suite of fifteen albumen print photographs, format 200 x 150 mm; each with blind stamp of ‘Kerry & Co. Photo, 308 George St. Sydney’ and with manuscript sequence number and title in the negative; a few with some toning or fading, but the majority are strong prints in very good condition; mounted and framed. Northern Territory subjects: 605. Port …

  • # 22676

    W. HORNUNG (photographer)

    An unusual German double portrait carte de visite with front and rear views of the same subjects. Tübingen, 1886.

    Studio: W. Hornung, Tübingen. Two albumen print photographs mounted recto and verso of the same carte de visite, 105 x 65 mm (mount); mount inscribed recto: ‘Vogt & Rühle i/b. Borstle z. fr. Erg. 86’ [zur freundliche Erinnerung = in friendly remembrance], and verso: ‘Rühle & Vogt i/b. Borstle z. fr. Erg. 86’; the frontal …