# 26691


Vignette portrait of a young man wearing a bow-tie. Brisbane, circa 1865.

$35.00 AUD

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Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘J. Watson, Photographic Artist. Queen Street, Brisbane’; both the albumen print and mount are in superb condition.

From DAAO: ‘John Watson, professional photographer, operated a photographic studio during the second half of 1855 in Edward Street, Brisbane, as a branch of Thomas Glaister ‘s Sydney firm. After disappearing from Queensland early the following year, he must have been the Watson in partnership with James Walker at Sydney in 1860-62. In 1862 John Watson returned to Brisbane, there to run a busy Queen Street studio in his own name until 1875. Watson’s Queensland Album of Photographic Scenery (John Oxley Library) was published in 1874.’