Ledcourt [Homestead, Colac, Victoria]
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Ledcourt [Homestead, Colac, Victoria]

c1860s. Ambrotype, quarter-plate size in original hinged case, erroneously captioned “Leadcourt” in ink on label attached to glass, 8.7 x 11.8cm. Silver tarnish to image centre.

Ledcourt was the home of John and Isabella Carfrae, who was the sister-in-law of Hugh Murray (1814-1869), an early pastoralist in the Colac area.

This ambrotype seems to have a strong association to two daguerreotypes held in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia: the handwriting on the labels and the cases with nearly matching interiors, suggest they are of similar origin in relation to the Carfrae and Murray families.

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Item #CL191-10

Price (AUD): $6,600.00  other currencies

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