Mrs Meredith’s gun

From © The Private Collection of John and Robyn McCullagh 2005-2010 ARR. 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 – National Library of Australia: Author: Meredith, Louisa Anne, 1812-1895. Title: Our island home … Continue reading Mrs Meredith’s gun

Portrait on glass of Mrs L.A. Meredith

Photograph on glass of  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 owners: “the frame is velvet and the photo’s oval and domed on glass“. Verso of hand-tinted photograph of Louisa Anne Meredith, … Continue reading Portrait on glass of Mrs L.A. Meredith

Louisa Anne Meredith portrait on glass

Hand tinted portrait on domed glass in pink 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 Meredith (1812-1895) Author, naturalist, artist and photographer. A superb example of 19th century photographic portraiture, complete with velvet frame, domed glass, and hand tinting. … Continue reading Louisa Anne Meredith portrait on glass

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