Portraits Of The Nicholson Family
Portraits Of The Nicholson Family
Portraits Of The Nicholson Family
Portraits Of The Nicholson Family
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Portraits Of The Nicholson Family

c1860s-1870s. Group of four albumen paper photographs, carte-de-visite format, all captioned with sitters’ names in pencil below image on original mount, three dated with sitters’ names in ink and all with studio stamps on backing verso, 7.9 x 5.2cm (approx. each). Each laid down on original backing and set into 1870s album page with oval windows.

Sitters are “Sir Charles Nicholson, Lady Nicholson [Sarah Keightley] (1866), Lady Nicholson [and baby] (June 1864), and Charlie Nicholson [son] (October 1870).” Studio stamps read (1) Mr Kilburn, by appointment. 222 Regent Street. H. Lenthall, successor; (2) Atelier de photographie. Ghemar Freres, photographes du roi, 27m rue de l’Ecuyer. Entrée par la porte cochere, Bruxelles; and (3) H. Lenthall, by appointment. 222 Regent Street [Sydney].

Sir Charles Nicholson (1808-1903) was an English-Australian politician, connoisseur, scholar and physician who was an original member of the senate, and later, Chancellor for the University of Sydney. In 1860 he donated his private collection of antiquities and curiosities to the university, founding the Nicholson Museum, Australia’s oldest university museum. Ref: ADB; Sydney University Museums.

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Item #CL187-30

Price (AUD): $3,800.00  Other currencies

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