Category Archives: John Bishop Osborne

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

Bishop Osborne fashionable portraits

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The portrait of a young girl with ringlets and a striking tartan frock with neck bow was taken by John Bishop Osborne sometime in the late 1870s to mid-1880s. She bears a striking resemblance to the very fashionable young woman … 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

A Bishop Osborne portrait

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Mould has spotted this carte, but it still has a freshness about it. John Bishop Osborne was a portraitist to the theatre crowd, so the subject of this photo may well have been familiar with the limelight. Her hat is … Continue reading