Category Archives: Graphics and Realia

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

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

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

The Irvines

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Jemima Frances Irvine (1822-1919) was a conchologist, traveller, artist and daughter of playwright David Burn. This ticket is an indication of her status as member and exhibitor as early as 1860, an involvement which continued with the Tasmanian Exhibitions through … Continue reading

Bishop Osborne’s pipe smokers

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John Bishop Osborne specialised in cartes and panels of famous actors and visiting entertainers. He maintained a studio at 76 Murray St. from 1879-83, another in Collins St. from 1888-91, and another at 62 Murray St. from 1892-95. He also … Continue reading

Riverbank scene from the Irvine Collection

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A superb Australian image from the private collection of Tasmanian artist and conchologist Jemima Frances IRVINE (nee Burn) 1822-1919. Notes by John & Robyn McCullagh: Painting 45 size 19x 151/2 cm. Unsigned. © The Private Collection of John & Robyn … Continue reading

Pencil sketch from the Irvine Collection

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A pencil sketch from the private collection of Tasmanian artist and conchologist Jemima Frances IRVINE (nee Burn) 1822-1919. Notes by John and Robyn McCullagh: ” … a pencil drawing size 10 x 7 cm. Unsigned.”© The Private Collection of John … Continue reading

Kookaburra painting from the Irvine Collection

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A watercolour of kookaburras with some additional outlining from the private collection of Tasmanian artist and conchologist Jemima Frances IRVINE (nee Burn, 1822-1919). Notes by John & Robyn McCullagh: Size is 28 x 22 cm. This is in book form. … Continue reading