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19th Century Photographers

1 Robert Macpherson British 1811-1872
Arch Of Constantine, Rome, Italy, c1850s. Albumen paper photograph, numbered "2" in pencil in "R. Macpherson, Rome" blind stamp on backing below image, 31.3 x 40cm. Slight developing flaws and scuffing to image lower centre and right, repaired minor tears to upper edge, minor foxing or soiling, laid down on original backing.
Held in Canadian Centre for Architecture.
$2,200

2 Robert Macpherson British 1811-1872
The Castle And Bridge Of Saint Angelo, With The Vatican In The Distance, Vatican City, c1850s. Albumen paper photograph, numbered "34" in pencil in "R. Macpherson, Rome" blind stamp on backing below image, 24.4 x 37.4cm. Slight fading and foxing to image, laid down on original backing.
Held in Canadian Centre for Architecture.
$1,650

3 Edward Dalton Australian active 1853-1865
The First Legislative Assembly Of New South Wales, 1859. Composite albumen paper photograph, consisting of 79 portraits and a letterpress key, each portrait with a reference number in negative, photographer's blind stamp and publisher's line with date on original backing below image, 43.3 x 33.4cm (oval). Foxing overall, minor surface loss to image lower left, laid down on original backing.
Title continues "under the Electoral Reform Act of 1858." Stamp reads "Dalton's Photographic Establishment, Sydney." Publisher's line reads "Photographed & published at the Royal Photographic
Establishment, Sydney, 1859." The key shows the names of the members of the Legislative Assembly of NSW with the districts they represent. The centre portrait is of the Speaker of the House, Sir Daniel Knight Cooper of Paddington. The large composite, from which this photograph is taken, is held by the NSW Parliamentary Library. This smaller format would have been produced for members of the government. Edward Dalton was a highly qualified portrait painter and photographer, who left London for Australia in 1855, and worked from a number of premises in George Street, Sydney, from his arrival up until 1864. Ref: SLNSW
$4,400

4 [Baobab Tree, India] c1860
Albumen paper photograph, 19 x 22.5cm. Repaired tears to edges of image, some creases.
Possibly depicts the sacred Parijaat tree in the village of Kintoor, India. Baobab trees are long-lived and store water in the trunk (up to 100,000 litres) to endure drought. All baobabs live in seasonally arid areas, and are deciduous, shedding their leaves during the dry season. This photograph was part of a collection of images taken in India.
$2,200


5 [View Of London With St Paul's Cathedral] c1850s.
Salt paper print, 26.5 x 28.9cm. Pinholes, stains and foxing to image upper left and centre, silvering and discolouration to edges, slight crinkles overall.
$4,400

6 Melbourne & Sydney Photographic Co. Australian active c1875-1900
[Views Of Melbourne], c1870s. Eight albumen paper photographs, carte-de-visite format, seven titled in ink above, below or on image, one with printed title attached to backing below image, all with studio line printed on backing verso, 5.9 x 9.3cm (approx. each). Minor silvering, foxing or scuffing overall, all laid down on original backing.

Titles read: (1) Swanston Street; (2) The Treasury; (3) Collins Street [looking east]; (4) Burke & Wills Monument; (5) Fitzroy Gardens; (6) Collins Street; (7) Haymarket Theatre; and (8) Burke [sic] Street. Studio line reads "Melbourne & Sydney Photographic Co., 19 Collins Street [East]."
The group $7,700

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