Photographs - Portraits

  • # 27343

    [FITZSIMMONS, Robert ("Bob"), 1863-1917]; RICHARD K. FOX (publisher)

    Photographic portrait of champion Anglo-New Zealand-Australian-American bare knuckle boxer Bob Fitzsimmons in a fighting stance, taken in New York in 1893.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 162 x 106 mm (mount); the print is embossed at lower left ‘Copyright 1893 Richard K. Fox’; removed from an old frame, the print and mount have suffered some surface loss around the edges, particularly at the bottom margin where Fox’s imprint with his Franklin Square, New York address …

  • # 27329

    BARDWELL, William H. (1836-1929)

    Self-portrait of William Bardwell, pioneer photographer of the Victorian goldfields. Melbourne, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 109 mm (mount), recto imprinted in gold across lower margin ‘Bardwell / 21 Collins Street East, Melbourne / Instantaneous Photographs’; verso blank; the print has a short horizontal indentation with a small surface abrasion at centre left edge, but is otherwise in very good condition; the mount is …

  • # 27352

    HIDER, James

    A hunter and his dogs. Warrnambool district, Victoria, circa 1870.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 61 mm (mount), verso of mount with ornate gilt imprint of ‘J. Hider, Photographer. Opposite the Post Office. Warrnambool’; the print has beautiful greyish tones and excellent clarity, and aside from some mild surface rubbing is in fine condition. Unusually informal for a colonial photograph of …

  • # 27066

    Photographer unknown.

    Tintype portrait of a young girl, 1860s.

    [Probably USA : photographer unidentified, mid to late 1860s]. Sixth-plate tintype photograph with hand colouring, 66 x 53 mm (sight), in its original ormulu (copper foil) preserver with pressed design (82 x 69 mm), verso with remnants of the original paper-waste backing (suggesting an American origin); the tintype has some light surface marks, but is …

  • # 27068

    Photographer unknown.

    Tintype portrait of a young woman, 1860s.

    [Probably USA : photographer unidentified, mid to late 1860s]. Sixth-plate tintype photograph with hand colouring, 66 x 53 mm (sight), in its original ormulu (copper foil) preserver with pressed design (82 x 70 mm); the tintype has some light surface marks, but is overall in good condition, as is the preserver. A full-length portrait of …

  • # 27335

    DORNER, Henry

    Photographic portrait a lady in mourning dress. Goulburn, New South Wales, circa 1902.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 100 mm, recto of mount imprinted Hy. Dorner Goulburn Jubilee 1882-1902, the verso with decorative imprint Souvenir from Hy. Dorner’s Elite Studio, in Commemoration of its 20 years of Existence …,; the albumen print and mount are in superb condition.

  • # 27330

    LINDT, J. W. (John William) (1845-1926)

    Studio portrait of a man with moustache and mutton chops. Melbourne, circa 1885. (With Lindt’s celebrated “View of Melbourne” back mark).

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format (165 x 110 mm), verso with Lindt’s illustrated advertisement for his studio at 7 Collins Street East, comprising a superb lithographic bird’s-eye view of Melbourne at centre and cartouche below listing Lindt’s major portfolios (Album of Australian Aboriginals; Characteristic Australian Forest Scenery; Genre Pictures of Bush Characters; Men of …

  • # 27346

    [O'CONNOR, Michael, Rev. Dr., 1829-1883]; PATERSON BROS.

    Photographic portrait of The Right Rev. Dr. O’Connor, first Roman Catholic Bishop of Ballarat. Circa 1877.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite formt, 102 x 62 mm (mount), printed caption in the negative ‘The Right Rev. Dr. O’Connor. Bishop of Ballarat’; recto and verso of mount with imprint of ‘Paterson Bros. 68 Lygon Street Carlton. From 12 Bourke Street East, Melbourne’; scattered foxing to the print and mount. For a brief …

  • # 27349

    [CRANE, Martin, Rev. Dr., 1818-1901]; PATERSON BROS.

    Photographic portrait of The Right Rev. Dr. Crane, first Roman Catholic Bishop of Sandhust (Bendigo). Circa 1877.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite formt, 102 x 62 mm (mount), printed caption in the negative ‘The Right Rev. Dr. Crane’; recto and verso of mount with imprint of ‘Paterson Bros. 68 Lygon Street Carlton. From 12 Bourke Street East, Melbourne’; scattered foxing to the print and recto of mount. For a brief biography …

  • # 26934

    KING-SMITH, Leah (1957 - )

    Barak

    Type C photograph. 1020 x 1020 cm (image), in a black timber frame with Perspex by Chapman & Bailey. Number 3 from the first printing of the Patterns of connection series of 1991, printed in an unknown edition, the photographs not signed nor numbered, as issued. A second printing was completed in 2001 in an edition …

  • # 26945

    KING-SMITH, Leah (1957 - )

    King Billy

    Type C photograph. 1020 x 1020 cm (image), in a black timber frame with Perspex by Chapman & Bailey. Number 5 from the first printing of the Patterns of connection series of 1991, printed in an unknown edition, the photographs not signed nor numbered, as issued. A second printing was completed in 2001 in an edition …

  • # 26950

    YOUDALE, Joseph (1819-1911)

    Portrait of a wealthy squatter, Manning River district, New South Wales, early 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 62 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘J. Youdale, Photo., From Sydney’; the albumen print is in very good condition; the mount has some light foxing. This portrait of an unidentified squatter wearing high riding boots and holding his stockwhip was taken by travelling photographer Joseph Youdale, possibly …

  • # 26994

    WRIGHT, John

    Overpainted photographic portrait of a beautiful young woman with ringlets. Ballarat, Victorian goldfields, circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm (mount), verso with imprint of John Wright, Artist, Sturt Street, Ballarat; the watercolour tinting has some mild surface rubbing and fading and there is a tiny abrasion near the top of the drapes, but the gold of the sitter’s brooch, locket chain …

  • # 26965

    ADELAIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY

    Vignette portrait of an unidentified boy. Adelaide, circa 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 61 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘The Adelaide Photographic Company, Neales’ Buildings, King William St.’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. A superb vignette head-and-shoulders portrait of a strikingly handsome youth, no doubt a scion of one of Adelaide’s elite families. The …

  • # 26660

    WOOD,Thomas C.

    Studio portrait of two young brothers, one holding a cricket bat. Melbourne, late 1890s.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 135 x 113 mm (print), 160 x 108 mm (mount); blind stamped in image T. Wood Melbourne; recto of mount with imprint of T. Wood, St. George’s Studios [101 Swanston St., Melbourne]; a crisp print with rich tonal range, a couple of lines of rubbing at lower left; mount trimmed at …

  • # 26803

    Anon.

    Girl Guides “boozing”

    [Between 1930 and 1940]. Kodak gelatin silver print, 67 x 110 mm; unmounted; flawless. Sourced from a broken-up 1930s family album of corner-mounted snapshots that belonged to an unidentified Western Australian family. There are two schools of thought on the question of whether or not a great photograph can be created by just anyone. While …