Photographs - Portraits

  • # 32889

    Photographer unknown.

    [ABOLITIONISM; BRAZIL] Henry (Harry) Ulusiboo, a slave freed by British diplomat Henry Hayne in Rio de Janeiro, probably around 1820.

    [Southampton, U.K.? : photographer unidentified, circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); verso with an ink inscription, probably contemporaneous with the portrait, ‘Harry Ulusiboo, for 50 years servant to Henry Hayne Esq., who bought and “freed” him at Rio about 1817’, and with a small mounted albumen print …

  • # 31795

    STEWART & CO.

    Studio portrait of Madame Majeroni in costume as Mary Stuart. Melbourne, circa 1890.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 164 x 106 mm (mount); recto of mount with gilt imprint of ‘Stewart & Co., 40 & 42 Bourke St., East, near Parliament House, Melbourne’; verso blank; both the print and mount are in fine condition. A rare potograph of the Italian tragic actress Madame Majeroni (née Giulia Tessero: …

  • # 32781

    JOHNSTONE, O'SHANNESSY & CO. ; [LEIGHTON, Stanley, 1837-1901]

    Studio portrait of Stanley Leighton, English barrister and colonial artist. Melbourne, 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount), recto with fully contemporary inscription in ink across the bottom margin ‘Stanley Leighton July 1868’; verso with the gilt imprint of ‘Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co., Photographers to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh K.G. and to His Excellency the Governor, 3 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; …

  • # 32496

    WILMOT & KEY

    [TASMANIA] Studio portrait of Alfred Peel Rowcroft, nephew of colonial novelist Charles Rowcroft. Geelong, circa 1873.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Wilmot & Key, Photographers. Geelong Portrait Gallery, 31 Malop Street, Gelong’, and a contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Alfred Peel Rowcroft, aged 29 yrs.’; the print has some mottling in the negative, but is in good condition; the mount is …

  • # 32412

    WATSON, John (attributed)

    Two men in staged combat. Brisbane, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 82 x 58 mm, mounted on section of a nineteenth-century album page; the print is in fine condition, and the mount is free from foxing. Although Thomas Bevan, Daniel Marquis and Samuel Duesbury were also taking studio photographs of indigenous subjects in Brisbane during the 1860s and early …

  • # 31887

    HETZER, William fl. 1850-1867

    Studio portrait of a lady in a polka dot dress holding a lace shawl. Sydney, early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mount, slightly trimmed at bottom edge); verso with imprint of ‘W. Hetzer’s Photographic Gallery, 287 George Street, Sydney, N.S.W.’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. In 1850 the German-born photographer William Hetzer and his wife Thekla arrived in Sydney, where they immediately set …

  • # 26482

    PLUMRIDGE & BARNES; [BLAXLAND, Louisa Australia, 1807-1888]

    Louisa Australia Blaxland, late of Newington.

    [Title from inscription verso]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 95 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprint of Plumridge & Barnes, 158 Regent St., London W,, and fully contemporary inscription in pencil identifying the sitter as Louisa Australia Blaxland, late of Newington; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. Possibly the …

  • # 27804

    FREEMAN BROS. [HALL, Ben, 1837-1865]

    A portrait photograph of the bushranger Ben Hall.

    Albumen copy print (made around 1865) of an ambrotype (taken around 1863), carte de visite format, 99 x 64 mm (mount); recto inscribed in ink in right margin ‘Ben Hall’; verso with pictorial back mark in green of the Freeman Brothers Gallery of Photography, Sydney, and above it another early caption in pencil ‘Ben Hall’; the central …

  • # 31797

    DALTON'S ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT [BRADLEY, William]

    Studio portrait of John Phelan, Esq., Under Sheriff of the Colony of New South Wales. Sydney, 1863-64.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 61 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Dalton’s Royal Photographic Establishment, Sydney’, and with a fully contemporary identifying caption in pencil ‘John Phelan, Esqre.’; the print is in very good condition (some light mottling in the negative), as is the mount. We believe this to be a portrait of …

  • # 31934

    FREEMAN, George John

    Vignette portrait of a woman. Adelaide, circa 1864.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount); verso with the imprint of ‘Geo. J. Freeman, Photographist. 97, Hindley Street, Adelaide, S. A.’; both print and mount are in very good condition. A rare early example of a carte de visite studio portrait by George J. Freeman. From Gael Newton’s excellent …

  • # 26864

    HOOD, John 1839-1924, colourist (attributed); DURYEA, Townsend 1823-1888, photographer (attributed)

    Painted photographic portrait of a wealthy lady in mourning. Adelaide, circa 1864.

    Albumen print photograph overpainted in oils, 123 x 116 mm, laid down on its original wood mount; in fine condition; unfortunately the original frame is now lost, the back of which, according to the previous owner, bore the printed label of the photographic studio of Townsend Duryea, 66 & 68 King William Street, Adelaide. The …

  • # 31798

    CHEVALIER, Thomas (1828-1898)

    A pair of studio portraits of a husband and wife. Bendigo, Victorian goldfields, circa 1865.

    Two albumen print photographs in identical carte de visite format, 101 x 64 mm (mounts); versos imprinted ‘Photographed by Chevalier & Co., (Next Commercial Hotel), Pall Mall, Sandhurst’; both prints have beautiful tones and excellent clarity; the portrait of the woman has some mottling in the negative, and both mounts have some very light foxing. …

  • # 31925

    MILLIGAN BROS. [Joseph and Thomas]

    Studio portrait of a young lady in a magnificent dress and hat. Sydney, circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mount); verso imprinted Milligan Bros. Gallery of Photography 84 King St. Near City Bank, Sydney, with Joseph and Thomas Milligan’s beautiful studio back mark incorporating a coat of arms with kangaroo, emu and black boy (Xanthorrhoea); the print is in very good condition; …

  • # 28648

    [WILMOT & KEY]

    Ambrotype portrait of a young married couple. Geelong, February 1865.

    Quarter plate ambrotype with hand colouring, 90 x 64 mm (sight), housed in its original wooden-based leather case with embossed velvet lining, 117 x 93 mm, the case with floral and geometric designs and gilt borders to front and back (lightly rubbed), and with a working brass clasp; the ambrotype is still sealed beneath the …

  • # 31947

    WYATT, Thomas J. J.

    Studio portrait of a young woman wearing an unusually patterned dress and lace shawl. Western District, Victoria, circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘Photographed by Thos. J. J. Wyatt, Warrnambool, Portland and Mt. Gambier’; both print and mount are in fine condition. A superb portrait of a woman wearing a magnificent dress and shawl, her summer hat resting on the table beside her. There …

  • # 32293

    WATSON, John

    Studio portrait of a man holding a felt hat. Brisbane, circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘J. Watson, Photographic Artist. Queen Street, Brisbane’; both the albumen print and mount are in very good condition. A full-length portrait of a man – quite possibly a farmer – standing a little awkwardly and holding his soft felt …