# 40513

PERRY, H. R. (ca. 1846-1936)

Woolundunga Springs near Port Augusta, 1875-76

$350.00 AUD

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Albumen print photograph, 170 x 225 mm, laid down recto of its original card mount, 250 x 305 mm, with manuscript caption in ink in a neat hand: ‘Woolundunga Springs near Port Augusta. / Verdant vales and fountains bright, Trees that nod on sloping hills, caves that echo, tinkling rills.’; verso with old ownership wet stamp of ‘W. W. Courtney, Chemist, Cheltenham. Phone 233’; the print is in very good condition; the mount has some light foxing to the margins.

Attribution and dating from the AGSA catalogue entry for the same image (Accession no. 20063Ph77.17).

‘Harry Perry … and his brother Frank worked from a series of temporary studios in the colony’s north from 1876-1880. Of greatest note are Perry’s 1875=76 photographs of the Flinders Ranges, which easily rival some of Sweet’s images taken seven years later.’ (Karen Magee, Captain Sweet’s Colonial imagination : the ideals of modernity in South Australian views photography 1866-1886. Thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide, 2014, p. 138).