STEWART & CO.
[CIRCUS HISTORY] Unzie, the Circassian youth, with W. E. Jackson, “The New Zealand Tom Thumb”. Melbourne, October 1886.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘Stewart & Co., Photographers, Miniature & Portrait Painters, 217 & 219 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. In 1886, when this photograph was taken in Melbourne, Unzie – an albino man – was …
American & Australasian Photographic Company. [MERLIN, Beaufoy, c.1830-1873]; [MINTON-SENHOUSE, Charles Arthur]
A very early photograph of Moore College, Liverpool (Sydney), 1870-72, with an informative inscription by a resident student who would later become a notable alumnus.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 104 mm (mount); verso with the pictorial imprint in violet of the ‘American & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 324 George Street. Beaufoy Merlin’, and a lengthy inscription ink written by Charles Arthur Senhouse Minton, then a student at the College: ‘Moore College, Liverpool, Nr. Sydney N.S.W. …
[Melbourne? : National Museum? circa 1935]. Colour photographic print, presumably issued separately as a souvenir, 205 x 255 mm, light handling crease. ‘Winner of the Melbourne Cup and £66,738 in total prize money. By Night Raid, from Entreaty. Foaled 1926, died 1932. Exhibited in the National Museum, Melbourne’ – captioned below.
Studio portrait of a mother and her young children, one of whom holds a cricket bat. Adelaide, circa 1870.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm, verso with pictorial back mark in mauve worded ‘Henry Jones, Artist Photographer (Late Operator at Mr. Duryea’s) Opposite White’s Rooms, King William Street, Adelaide’; the print and mount are in very good condition.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm, verso imprinted in red ‘Mr. John Hood, Miniature Painter and Photographer, Glenelg’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. This beautifully composed and lit studio portrait by John Hood is a good example of the photographer’s artistic sensibility. Hood regarded himself first …
BOTTERILL, J. (John)
[RUTHERGLEN] Photographic portraits of Christina Marion Cullen and her younger brother Angus Fraser Cullen. Taken in Melbourne, circa 1874.
Two albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm, versos with the illustrated imprint in gilt of ‘J. Botterill, Photographer, Bee-Hive Chambers, Elizabeth Street’, and with contemporary identifying captions in ink: ‘Christina Marion Cullen aged 3 years 8 months’ and ‘Angus Fraser Cullen aged 2 1/2 years’, respectively; both prints and both …
Albumen print photograph in arched format, 175 x 235 mm, unmounted; no photographer’s imprint; verso with contemporary inscription in pencil “Port Royal”; evidently removed at some point from a nineteenth century window mount, and accompanied by a later typed caption label “Company on board H.M. Ship Eclipse”; the albumen print has some pale foxing in …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘C. Hewitt, Photographer, Australasian Studio, 95 Swanston St., Melbourne’; both the print and mount are in very good condition. The great Irish-born Shakespearean actor Gustavus Vaughan Brooke (1818-1866) was a significant figure on the Australian colonial stage from the …
MOFFATT, Tracey (Australian, b. 1960)
(1994). From the series Beauties (1994-1997). Black and white photograph, colour tinted in lab during printing process 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, …
[CRICKET] Outdoor photograph of a group of Melbourne schoolboys and their female tutors, Melbourne, circa 1870.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 103 mm (mount); verso of mount imprinted ‘Paterson, 8 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. The Paterson Brothers studio was located at 8 Bourke Street East from 1862-1873. Based on the fashion and hairstyles of the three women pictured, this …
CEARNS, W. G.
[SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY] Six studio portraits of actors in costume. Castlemaine, Victorian goldfields, 1869-71.
Six albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mounts), versos with the highly decorative imprint of ‘W. G. Cearns, Photographer, Mostyn Street (one door from Market Square), Castlemaine‘; one of the backs also bears a caption in ink which identifies the actor on the front as ‘John Brown’; three of …
Photographic portrait of pastoralist William Turner of Stoney Park, Moorwatha, southern New South Wales. Melbourne, 22 December 1859.
Albumen print from collodion wet-plate negative, 127 x 94 mm (arched format), laid down on its original board mount and housed within its original gilt frame, 200 x 240 mm; the verso of the frame still has the original backing paper substantially intact, including the studio’s printed label ‘Paterson Brothers, Photographic Artists, 82, Swanston Street, …
MATHEWSON & CO.
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Mathewson & Co.. Artist Photographers. Brisbane’; both the print and mount are in very good condition. A scarce early Brisbane “occupational” photographic portrait, taken in the studio of Mathewson & Co. (note the painted backdrop). Scottish-born Thomas Mathewson was …
NEWLAND, James J.
Albumen print photograph, 101 x 61 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘James J. Newland, Photographer, 70 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne’; a skilfully fixed print, unfaded and with beautiful tones, in fine condition; the mount is pristine. Rare example of a carte de visite by the very short-lived Melbourne studio of James J. Newland. The studio was active only …
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 …
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 …