# 21177

NEWMAN, John Hubert (1830-1916)

A pair of photographic portraits of two young women in mourning dress, taken during the same studio sitting. Sydney, circa 1874

$180.00 AUD

Two albumen print photographs, in identical cabinet card format (mounts 164 x 108 mm), versos with imprint of ‘J. Hubert Newman, Photographer and Crayon Painter, 12 South Head Road, Hyde Park, Sydney. Photographer by Appointment to His Excellency the Governor’; both albumen prints and mounts are in fine condition.

These magnificent portraits of two unidentified young women – possibly sisters, as they have matching mourning dresses and velvet hats trimmed with ostrich plumes – were taken by the justly celebrated Sydney photographer J. Hubert Newman.

Davies & Stanbury (Mechanical Eye) list Newman at his 12 South Head Road address for a five-year period only (1869-1874). The cabinet card format and the young ladies’ attire and coiffure suggest that the portraits were probably taken no earlier than 1874.