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Title

Blue gums

circa 1884-1917


Artists

Unknown

Australia

Kerry & Co

Australia

1884 - 1917


About

Charles Kerry and the photographers at Kerry & Co. produced a succession of benchmark photographs around the turn of the nineteenth century that speak, even now, to the heart of the Australian experience. By 1898 Kerry's Sydney studio was the largest in the country, producing individual photographs, thematic albums and especially postcards for national and international distribution. 'Blue gums' contains all the elements of the Kerry & Co. style: technical skill, compositional balance and a congratulatory tone.

Art Gallery Handbook, 1999.


Details


Date

circa 1884-1917


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

albumen photograph


Dimensions

14.1 x 18.3 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1989


Location

Not on display


Accession number

210.1989


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

514

Artist information

Kerry & Co

Works in the collection

101


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


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

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

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Australian Photography', pg. 198-207, Sydney, 1999, 200 (illus.).

Josef Lebovic Gallery and Helen Ennis, Masterpieces of Australian Photography, Late Nineteenth Century Photography, Sydney, 1989, 90, 91 (illus.). cat.no. 157

Ewen McDonald, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 18 (illus.).