Item #CL185-3 The First Legislative Assembly Of NSW. Edward Dalton, active Aust.
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The First Legislative Assembly Of NSW

1859. Composite albumen paper photograph, consisting of 79 Personages 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.

Item #CL185-3

Price (AUD): $4,400.00  other currencies

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