The Hon. Phillip Russell MP and James Russell
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The Hon. Phillip Russell MP and James Russell

c1860s. Pair of hand-coloured albumen paper photographs, carte-de-visite format, both captioned in ink, one with photographer’s line on backing below image, both with photographer’s line lithographically printed on backing verso, 9 x 5.5cm, 9.4 x 6cm. Slight foxing, both laid down on original backing.

Captions include “Carngham [near Ballarat, Victoria].” Photographer’s line reads “By appointment to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, KG, and to His Excellency the Governor. Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co., [Aust., fl. 1865-1900] artist photographers, 3 Bourke St East, next [to] the post office, Melbourne.” Phillip Russell’s carte-de-visite is annotated “St Bernard’s Switzerland” in ink verso. The Russell family were important landowners and pastoralists in Victoria.

Item #CL169-20

Price (AUD): $990.00  Other currencies

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