WOOLLEY, Charles, 1834-1922; [HENSLOWE, Frederic John Francis, 1799?-1890]
Photographic portraits of Commander Frederic John Francis Henslowe, R.N., and his wife, Hobart Town, 1860s.
A group of three albumen print photographs from a carte de visite album associated with the Henslowe and Campbell families of Hobart Town.
Commander Frederic John Francis Henslowe, R.N., (1799?-1890), a Knight of Windsor, was the brother of Tasmanian civil servant and noted composer Francis Hartwell Henslowe (1811-1878). The ADB entry for F.H. Henslowe mentions his brother as being ‘a well-known figure in Hobart during his last thirty years’. He is possibly the same ‘Captain Henslow’ (sic) of Hobart Town who is known to have made a significant financial investment in the Cohn Bros. Ltd. brewery at Bendigo in 1857 (Victoria Beer Label Collectors’ Society).
I & II. Hobart Town : Charles Woolley, [circa 1865]. Pair of full length studio portraits of Commander Henslowe and his wife, originally window-mounted side-by-side; the portrait of Henslowe has an identifying caption to recto of mount in pencil in a contemporary hand: ‘Capt. Henslow [sic] R.N.’; versos imprinted ‘Charles Woolley, 42 Macquarie St., Hobart Town’; both in fine condition (mounts with clipped corners).
III. [Hobart Town] : [unknown photographer], [between 1865 and 1870]. Hand-coloured studio portrait of Commander Henslowe holding a sextant; no photographer’s imprint; in fine condition (mount with clipped corners).
We can trace no other portraits of Commander Henslowe in Australian institutional collections.