PHOTOGRAPHY IN AUSTRALASIA 1850s - 1920

  • # 31783

    FAUCHERY, Antoine (1823-1861) and DAINTREE, Richard (1832-1878)

    View near Heidelberg, the Yarra flooded, 1858.

    Albumen print from collodion wet-plate negative, 194 x 242 mm, laid down on its original thickish paper mount, 240 x 310 mm, with a fully contemporary caption in pencil at lower right ‘near Heidelberg’; a strong print with good tonal range and clarity, some very light vertical wrinkling from the original mounting process; the mount is …

  • # 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 …

  • # 31606

    HILL'S GALLERY [Thomas Adams HILL]

    Studio portrait of a gentleman. Melbourne, early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 97 x 65 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘Hill’s Gallery, Next the Post Office, Melbourne’ and negative number in manuscript ‘138’; faint traces of tinting on the sitter’s face, a small red spot (perhaps left by the colourist?) to the right of his front knee, toning spot …

  • # 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 …

  • # 32354

    DAVIS William Henry (1837-1875) (attributed)

    Studio portrait of Charles Montague Ellis, aged 21 years 9 months. Taken at Nelson, New Zealand, August 1863.

    [Title from inscription verso]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm; verso with fully contemporary inscription in ink ‘Studio portrait of Charles Montague Ellis, aged 21 years 9 months. Taken at Nelson, New Zealand, August 1863’, and above it in pencil in a later hand ‘Photo by W. Davis’ (the attribution …

  • # 31645

    Photographer unknown.

    View of the Melbourne Lying-In Hospital, Madeline Street. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 59 x 98 mm (mount); verso with fully contemporary caption in ink ‘Lying in Hospital, Madeline St., Hotham’, and with a later owner’s name ‘Mrs Eddie’ and a wet-stamped collection number; the print is a little pale but is in good condition, as is the mount. Although the photographer …

  • # 31818

    Photographer unknown.

    View of the Melbourne Hospital. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 59 x 98 mm (mount); verso with fully contemporary captions in both pencil and ink ‘Melbourne Hospital’, and with a later inscription ‘From Mrs A. Eddie, Woodlands, Greensborough’, and a wet-stamped collection number; a strong print with great detail, in good condition; the mount has been very slightly trimmed. …

  • # 31816

    Photographer unknown.

    View of the Government Printing Office, East Melbourne. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 60 x 98 mm (mount); verso with fully contemporary caption in ink ‘Government Printing Office, Melbourne’; a strong print with beautiful tones and excellent clarity; both print and mount are in good condition. A very early photographic view of the Government Printing Office in St. Andrew’s Place, East Melbourne. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 31813

    GOODE, Bernard (1834-1897)

    View of Rundle Street, Adelaide, circa 1864.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 72 x 62 mm (octagonal format), original yellow card mount 85 x 173 mm, verso with small printed label ‘B. Goode, Photographer, 69, Rundle Street, Adelaide’, and a manuscript caption in ink ‘Rundle Street; both are strong prints, with a tiny amount of foxing to each one; the mounts …

  • # 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 …

  • # 31735

    ROBLEY, Horatio Gordon (1840-1930) (artist); PEYMAN, Benjamin (photographer)

    Māori war dance at Tauranga, 1865.

    [Wanganui : B. Peyman, circa 1865]. Albumen print photograph of a watercolour sketch by Horatio Gordon Robley, carte de visite format, 62 x 102 mm (mount); verso with imprint of ‘B. Peyman, Photographic Artist, Taupo Quay, Wanganui’ and fully contemporary inscription in ink ‘War dance’; the albumen print is pale and with a few tiny …

  • # 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. …

  • # 30868

    WALTER, Charles (Carl) (1831-1907)

    A group of twenty-four stereoscopic views of rock formations and other topographical features along the coastline of southwest Victoria, circa 1865.

    [Melbourne : Age Office, circa 1865]. Twenty-four stereoscopic albumen print photographs, each image approximately 80 x 80 mm (arched format), on original yellow card mounts, 90 x 170 mm, versos with original paper labels printed with the series title ‘AUSTRALIAN SCENERY’ and the photographer’s information ‘Chas. Walter. Photographic Artist to The Illustrated Australian News, The …

  • # 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; …