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Title

Pressing wool bales, from the album Collection of a country property, New South Wales


Artist

Charles Bayliss

England, Australia

1850 - 1897


About

'Pressing wool bales' 1886-1891 shows the 'boss of the boards' in a typical pose of the shearing manager. The shearers in this photograph are the embodiment of hard masculine labour. It is an image which depicts social rank and was commissioned by the owner of the property. 'Pressing wool bales' ennobles the bushworker, a fundamental part of the great pastoral tradition in the nineteenth century.


Details


Date

1886-1891


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

albumen photograph


Dimensions

14.8 x 20.7 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

149.1984.5


Artist information

Charles Bayliss

Works in the collection

83


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Robyn Donohue, Look, 'Arcadia: Nineteenth Century Australian Photography', pg. 22-23, Heidelberg, Oct 1998, 23.

Robyn Donohue, Arcadia - nineteenth century Australian photography, Sydney, 1998, (illus.). no catalogue numbers

Robert McFarlane, Critic's Choice, Sydney, 1994. no catalogue numbers