WINTER, Alfred (1837-1911); WOOLLEY, Charles (1834-1922); (TRUGANINI) TRUGERNANNER (1812?-1876); WILLIAM LANNE (1835?-1869)
Twin photographic portraits of Trugernanner (Truganini) and William Lanne, taken at Oyster Cove in 1866 by Charles Woolley.
Two albumen print photographs, each approximately 150 x 100 mm (sheet), both blind stamped at lower left ‘A. Winter, Photo., Hobart Town’; laid down on their original mount of thick card, with respective captions in ink in the lower margin: ‘Trucanini, last of Tasmanians (a woman) / Billy or William Lannie – the last native Man of Tasmania’; both prints are in very good condition; the mount is free from foxing.
Charles Woolley’s powerful studio portraits of William Lanne (1835?-1869) and Trugernanner (Truganini) (1812?-1876), taken at Oyster Cove in 1866, included three head-and-shoulders portraits of each sitter, two in profile and one directly facing the camera. Hobart photographer Alfred Winter printed and sold the images with his own blind stamp in the 1870s. In the 1890s – and well into the twentieth century – they would continue to be sold commercially by J.W. Beattie, who acquired Woolley’s glass negatives.