# 40446

HEWITT, Charles

Pair of tinted portraits of a husband and wife. Melbourne, early 1870s.

$200.00 AUD

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Two albumen print photographs with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm (mounts); versos with imprint of ‘C. Hewitt, Photographer. Australasian Studio. 95 Swanston St. Melbourne’; the prints and mounts are in fine condition.

These are exceptional examples of the colonial overpainted portrait. Unfortunately the sitters are not identified. As these were found side-by-side in an album, we are sure that they were a married couple. We thought it would be insensitive to separate them.