Photographs - Portraits

  • # 29795

    MAXWELL, Anne and CROCI, Josephine (editors)

    Shifting Focus: Colonial Australian Photography 1850-1920

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 296, illustrated. New copy ‘The essays collected here examine a wide range of photographs produced in Australia and the Pacific between 1850 and 1920. Combining the scholarship of twenty-two Australian Art historians, Historians, Anthropologists and Curators, the collection establishes photography’s documentary and artistic role and …

  • # 29046

    Photographer unknown.

    Billy Billy Mary and two other Aboriginal men photographed at Cloncurry, northwest Queensland, 1913.

    Gelatin silver print, 40 x 60 mm, laid down on a section cut from an old travel album page, with the photographer’s racist inscription beneath the image in white ink, dated at Cloncurry, 1913; the photograph is in good condition, with enough clarity to enable us to read the name ‘Billy Billy Mary’ on the …

  • # 29028

    DAVIES & CO.

    Photographic portrait of the tragic actor G. V. Brooke. Melbourne, 1865-66.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 62 mm (mount), 56 x 42 mm (oval format cartouche), verso with imprint of ‘Davies & Co., Photographers, 91 & 94 Bourke St. East, Branch Offices No. 5, Collins St. West, 3 doors from Elizabeth St., Melbourne’; the albumen print has a diagonal surface scratch in …

  • # 29126

    DUESBURY, Samuel (1822-1909)

    Studio portrait of a woman. Brisbane, early 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm (mount), verso with wet stamp of S. Duesbury, Photographer, Brisbane; the albumen print has some light marks and the back of the mount is foxed. The Staffordshire-born photographer Samuel Duesbury was active in Brisbane, Queensland betwen 1868 and 1885.

  • # 29066


    [TICHBORNE CASE] The great fight for £40,000 a year, between “Little Touchbone” the “Hampshire Infant” and Stoney-Hurst, the great Australian slogger.

    [Title from artist’s caption]. London : Albert Mendelssohn, [1871]. Albumen print photograph of a satirical cartoon (artist’s monogram W.L. in the image), carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm (mount), artist’s manuscript caption across the bottom margin of the image, mount with blind stamp of ‘Albert Mendelssohn, London’; recto printed ‘Copyright Registered’, verso with wet stamp …

  • # 29203

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal women and children, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘28. Settlers Hut in Gippsland‘ (in error, with the number 32 written over 28 in ink), plus a larger label printed ‘32‘; fine condition. A group portrait of a group of …

  • # 29201

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal group, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘20. Group of Natives, Victoria‘, plus a larger label printed ‘20‘; fine condition. A superb group portrait of an Aboriginal group in western clothing taken on the Lake Tyers reserve in …

  • # 29027

    FOLEY, Fiona (1964 - )

    Wild Times Call 2001

    The complete suite of seven Type C photographs, edition number 4/10, each signed, dated, numbered and inscribed with title verso. Framed in museum timber. ‘Fiona Foley is Badtjala and an influential curator, writer and academic as well as an internationally recognised artist. Foley pursues a diverse artistic practice encompassing painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed-media work, found …

  • # 28129

    STELTER, J. P. (John Peter)

    Three rare studio portraits of early settlers in Stanthorpe, on Queensland’s Southern Downs, mid 1870s.

    Three albumen print photographs, one with hand colouring, in carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mounts); versos with imprint of ‘J. P. Stelter, Photographic Artist, Maryland Street, Stanthorpe.’; all three prints and mounts are in very good condition. Very few photographs taken by J. P. Stelter, a Prussian-born pioneer photographer of Southern Queensland, …

  • # 28959


    Signed photograph of Australian star of the musical stage, Madge Elliott. Melbourne, June 1924.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 190 x 145 mm, signed in ink by the sitter ‘Madge Elliott’ at lower right, and ‘Ruskin / Melb.’ by the photographer at lower left; on the original board mount, 350 x 240 mm, imprinted at lower margin: ‘SOUVENIR… Madge Elliott’s Farewell Performance in “Whirled into Happiness”, His Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne …

  • # 28972

    Photographer unknown.

    Signed photograph of dancer Tamara Tchinarova, of the Covent Garden Russian Ballet. (Melbourne?), circa 1939.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 110 x 155 mm, inscribed in ink by the sitter at lower right ‘To Miss Scarlett. Best wishes, Tamara Tchinarova’; mild corner wear, unmounted (verso blank). ‘Tamara Tchinarova was born to Russian parents in Romanian territory and began her dance training in Paris with emigre ballerinas from the Imperial Russian Ballet. …

  • # 28885


    Studio portrait of a woman dressed as Britannia. Brisbane, 1875-1877.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); recto and verso with imprint of ‘Metcalfe & Glaister, Artist Photographers. Queen Street, Brisbane’. The print has some scattered, tiny ink spots and some light marks towards the top edge; the mount is stable and unfoxed. Whether the unidentified woman in this studio …

  • # 28926

    WIVELL, Edward James

    Studio portrait of a lady. Fitzroy, Melbourne, early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Photographed at Wivell’s Private Portrait Rooms, 80 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne’; the vignetted image is slightly pale but otherwise the print is in good condition; the mount has some very light spotting. This is a rare example of a carte de …

  • # 28942

    [ANDERSON, Frances Margaret (Judith), Dame, 1897–1992]; Photographer unknown

    Portrait of actors Judith Anderson and Leon Gordon during their 1927 Australian tour.

    [Melbourne? : s.n., 1927]. Sepia tone gelatin silver print, 155 x 205 mm, on heavy stock; no photographer’s imprint; verso blank; superb condition. Adelaide-born Judith Anderson, who was to become one of the greatest ever Australian stage and screen actors, had arrived in Hollywood with her mother in 1918, with a letter of introduction to …

  • # 28411

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal girls in Girl Guide uniform parading the Union Jack. Yarrabah Mission, Far North Queensland, 1920s.

    [London, U.K. : Newton & Co, 43 Museum Street, between 1920 and 1930]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm; black paper border with ms. caption and old collection number in white ink: ‘256. Girl Guides, N. Queensland’; slide maker’s label partially obscured at top corner; in fine condition. This …

  • # 28927


    Studio portrait of a wealthy lady in velvet, taffeta and lace. Ballarat or Maryborough, Victorian goldfields, 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 98 x 61 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Solomon & Bardwell, Photographers. Ballarat & Maryborough’; a strong print with rich tones and great clarity, in good condition with a few tiny ink marks; the mount is very clean. According to Davies & Stanbury (Mechanical Eye), Solomon & Bardwell operated a …