J. W. Beattie’s photograph on glass of Haughton Forrest painting

John Watt Beattie photographed several paintings of the artist Haughton Forrest. This particular photograph is on glass. These scans are from the original photograph on glass: Notes from John McCullagh: This is a photo on the glass itself of the Hobart Town waterfront and Mount Wellington taken by John Watt Beattie of a painting by Haughton Forrest. The brush strokes can be seen with a … Continue reading J. W. Beattie’s photograph on glass of Haughton Forrest painting

Anson portrait of Aboriginal Group

Group portrait of Truganini (left), William Lanney & Bessie Clarke © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007 ARR Details from owners: Photograph on glass (cracked) in oval brass frame. From left to right – Truganini, William Lanney, and Bessie Clarke. Size of original: 365mm x 310mm Inscription on verso: “Last Aborigines, Tasmania” and a handwritten date along the left-hand border “1915”. Verso … Continue reading Anson portrait of Aboriginal Group

Louisa Anne Meredith portrait by Beattie

Detail of above: Mrs Meredith’s cuff and rings © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007. ARR The photographer John Watt Beattie (1859-1930) became a close friend of the distinguished artist, naturalist and author Louisa Anne Meredith (1812-1895) in the 1880s. Beattie took a series of photographs of Mrs Meredith four months before her death at her rooms at Clifton House, Antill Street, … Continue reading Louisa Anne Meredith portrait by Beattie

Beattie’s portrait of Louisa Anne Meredith

Detail of J.W. Beattie’s portrait of Louisa Anne Meredith © The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2005-2007. ARR. One of the photographs in a series taken in Hobart by John Watt Beattie of author, naturalist, artist and photographer Mrs Louisa Anne Meredith in June 1895 shortly before she died. The detail shows her left hand holding a walking cane; two ringed fingers; lace … Continue reading Beattie’s portrait of Louisa Anne Meredith

Business Stationery of John Watt Beattie

© The Private Collection of John & Robyn McCullagh 2005. ARR. Watermarked. This invoice reveals that Miss Lucas paid a deposit on postcards on the 21st August, 1913 to John Watt Beattie at his studio, 60 Elizabeth Street, Hobart. Beattie occupied this studio from 1906 to 1920. The list of services on the right hand side of the invoice detail his talents and commercial talents, … Continue reading Business Stationery of John Watt Beattie

Beattie studios lanterns labels

Art Nouveau decorations and superlatives – “The Best and Most Complete Collection in the State” – feature on this verso label on glass from John Watt Beattie’s studio at Wellington Bridge, 52 Elizabeth St. Hobart. Hand-tinted lantern slides accompanied Beattie’s public lectures and demonstrations ca. 1900. Beattie’s agent in Launceston at that date was Richard Gee, Central Charles Street, and in Zeehan on the West … Continue reading Beattie studios lanterns labels