Photographs - Portraits

  • # 18163

    SEMO, Gaby

    Inhibitions

    [Mock-up for an unpublished artist’s photo book]. [U.S.A.] : Gaby Semo, [c.1980]. Quarto (305 x 230 mm), unbound, black card “wrappers”, the upper wrapper with title and artist’s name printed in white with original photograph onlaid, [4] preliminary sheets (including printed titles), followed by [34] sheets each with an original black-and-white photographic print on matte …

  • # 17832

    Photographer unknown.

    Daguerreotype portrait of Creswick gold miner John Dickson Love and his young bride, Sarah Purvis. Melbourne, April 1854.

    [Melbourne] : s.n., [April, 1854]. Quarter plate daguerreotype with hand colouring, exposed image 98 x 72 mm, housed in its original velvet covered wooden case with painted enamel cartouche to front, gilt edges, metal clasp (with some loss), silk lining, inner hinge of the case split; the daguerreotype is in fine condition, its delicate hand tinting …

  • # 18660

    Photographer unknown.

    Quarter plate tinted ambrotype of a boy posing beside a floor globe, and holding “Goldsmith’s Grammar of Geography”.

    [United Kingdom, between 1855 and 1860]. Ambrotype photograph with hand colouring, exposed image 98 x 73 mm (approximately quarter plate size); still sealed within the original brass mat, glass and timber frame, the ambrotype is in very good condition, with the expected amount of crazing to the backing emulsion evident in the dark sections. This late 1850s English …

  • # 18430

    AUSTRAL STUDIO

    [MELBOURNE] Wesley College cricket team, 1904.

    Photographic print on celluloid (?), 200 x 240 mm, laid down on original board, verso with wet stamp of ‘Austral Studio, Douglas Parade, N. Williamstown’, and contemporary pencilled inscription ‘Wesley Cricket Team, 1904’; the print with creasing and faint foxing and sunning at top edge; verso of mount with water stains and foxing. Presumably this …

  • # 4893

    Photographer unknown.

    [INDIA] British civil servants and their families, North West Frontier, circa 1865

    Albumen print photograph, 210 x 285 mm, no photographer’s imprint, removed from a mount at some stage and with residual glue marks verso which show through the thin paper in a couple of places, a short tear at lower edge closed with modern tape, otherwise in good condition. The fashion worn by the ladies in this …

  • # 16636

    DUFTY, Edward Henry (1850-1905); DUFTY, Walter Frederick (1854-1919)

    Portrait of Gomenna, holding a gourd jar, New Caledonia, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print is in very good condition with excellent tonal range, a couple of tiny spots of foxing; the mount is fine. Although this photograph is not inscribed, the title and attribution are derived from the inscriptions on a photograph with the …

  • # 16644

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of two young Kanak women in traditional dress, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the print with some light foxing, the mount fine. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak women was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and 1880. This identification, and the dating of the photograph to the late …

  • # 16642

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of two Kanak men holding spears and clubs, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print in very good condition, with slight loss of contrast; else in fine condition with good tonal range. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak men was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and 1880. …

  • # 16640

    DUFTY, E.H. (Edward Henry), 1850-1905 (attributed)

    Photographic portrait of two Kanak men, New Caledonia, late 1870s

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm (mount); the albumen print is in very good condition with excellent tonal range, a few faint spots of foxing; the mount is fine. This photograph of two unidentified young Kanak men was almost certainly taken in the Noumea studio of E.H. Dufty between 1875 and …

  • # 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, …

  • # 18396

    FITZGERALD, f-Stop

    [AMERICAN NEW WAVE MUSIC] Weird angle

    San Francisco, CA : Post Contemporary Productions : Last Gasp, [1982]. Oblong quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, 64 pp, chiefly full-page black-and-white photographs of San Francisco Post Punk / New Wave bands from 1980-82, including members of The Dead Kennedys, Flipper, Romeo Void and Vs. (San Francisco’s first all-girl punk band), as well as associated contemporary …

  • # 18329

    WATSON, John

    Photographic portrait of a lady in a fine dress, holding a book. Brisbane, 1862-65.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso with studio imprint of J. Watson, Photographer, Queen-street, Brisbane; the albumen print has a couple of light surface marks (but what appears to be a stain at upper left is in fact simply the dark section of the painted backdrop and a shadow …

  • # 18302

    Anon.

    [BLACK AMERICANA] An early genre stereoview with a scene of interracial courtship.

    [U.S.A.] : s.n., between 1860 and 1865. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph with hand colouring, each image 76 x 73 mm (irregular), on original yellow card mount, 85 x 175 mm, verso blank; both albumen prints are in good condition; the mount has some bruising at top left corner and mild handling wear. An intriguing early …

  • # 18480

    TOZER, Noel; [FRITH, Frederick, 1819-1871 et al.]

    [TASMANIA; NEW ZEALAND] Snips &​ snaps : the Friths : a nineteenth century family of portraitists, miniaturists, caricaturists and photographic artists

    Dangar, N.S.W. : Edmund &​ Alexander, 2018. Large quarto (280 x 260 mm), publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers; 288 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white, maps; a brand new publication. ‘In the early nineteenth century, likenesses in profile, or silhouettes, sometimes delicately highlighted in gold were all ordinary folk could afford. The Frith …

  • # 18431

    TOZER, Noel; [FRITH, Frederick, 1819-1871 et al.]

    [TASMANIA; NEW ZEALAND] Snips &​ snaps : the Friths : a nineteenth century family of portraitists, miniaturists, caricaturists and photographic artists

    Dangar, N.S.W. : Edmund &​ Alexander, 2018. Large quarto (280 x 260 mm), publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers; 288 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white, maps; a brand new publication. ‘In the early nineteenth century, likenesses in profile, or silhouettes, sometimes delicately highlighted in gold were all ordinary folk could afford. The Frith …

  • # 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.