Author Archives: Collector

Woman in bustle by Bishop Osborne

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John Bishop Osborne’s studio 1880s This looks like a frequently reprinted item from the original carte or cabinet panel. Its striking features include not just the fabulously ruched bustle of the young woman’s frock; we also gain a glimpse of … Continue reading

Carte-de-visite of teenage girl 1880s

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Photographed by John BISHOP OSBORNE, Studio at 76 Murray Street, Hobart, from 1879-93. © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007 ARR

Anson portrait of Aboriginal Group

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Group portrait of Truganini (left), William Lanney & Bessie Clarke © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007 ARRDetails from owners: Photograph on glass (cracked) in oval brass frame. From left to right – Truganini, William Lanney, and … Continue reading

Wherrett portrait of boys in sailor suits

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These boys were not necessarily apprenticed in the service of the Navy. Their suits were a fashionable outfit for teenagers of the 1880s: above the knee trousers for the pre-pubescent, below the knee for the teenager. The Wherrett Brothers (Charles … Continue reading

Wherrett portrait of Geo. Roberts

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Geo. Roberts ca. 1880 by C. Wherrett © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2006-2007. ARR.

Mrs Meredith’s gun

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This small weapon accompanied artist Louisa Anne Meredith (1812-1895) on her painting excursions into the bush. Why she needed it, and whether she ever used it to kill an animal, may well be documented in her writings such as – … Continue reading

Alfred Bock portrait of child

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© The Private Collection of John and Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007 ARR.The verso of this portrait of a standing child bears Alfred Bock’s studio stamp for the City Photographic Establishment which is identical in design to one of the stamps adopted … Continue reading

Port Arthur bell

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This is the Port Arthur Bell dated 1847, from the Port Arthur prison site, which was sold at auction in Tasmania, June 2005, and which has remained in Tasmania (despite the initial newspaper reports that it was sold interstate.) Its … Continue reading

Wherrett and Light and Truth

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Verso reads: “Light and Truth. C. Wherrett Photo Artist Melbourne Portrait Rooms Elizabeth Street Hobart Town Copies Can Be Had at Any Time” This carte dates from approximately quite soon after the death of Charles Wherrett senior, whose studio began … Continue reading

Portrait on glass of Mrs L.A. Meredith

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Louisa Anne Meredith (1812-1895), author, naturalist, artist and photographer © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007. ARR. A superb example of 19th century photographic portraiture, complete with velvet frame, domed glass, and hand tinting. Notes from the … Continue reading

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Photographer’s ladder

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19th century photographer’s ladder, originally from the Spurling Studios, Launceston. © The Private Collection of John and Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007. ARR

Louisa Anne Meredith portrait on glass

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Hand tinted portrait on domed glass in velvet frame of Mrs Louisa Anne Meredith (nee Twamley), circa 1885. Unattributed but possibly by W.H. Carl Burrows of Launceston. © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007 ARR. Louisa Anne … Continue reading