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.
14.1 x 18.3 cm image/sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Settlers and Sydneysiders, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Ultimo, 1985–1986
Masterpieces of Australian Photography, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Kensington, 24 Jun 1989–22 Jul 1989
Selected recent acquisitions, 1989, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Sep 1989–17 Dec 1989
Photographs from the Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Mar 1993–09 May 1993
Arcadia: nineteenth century Australian photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Oct 1998–13 Dec 1998
Referenced in 5 publications
Robyn Donohue, Look, 'Arcadia: Nineteenth Century Australian Photography', pg. 22-23, Heidelberg, Oct 1998, 22.
Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Australian Photography', pg. 198-207, Sydney, 1999, 200 (illus.).
Arcadia - nineteenth century Australian photography, Sydney, 1998. no catalogue numbers
Ewen McDonald, AGNSW Collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 18 (illus.).
Unknown and Unknown, Masterpieces of Australian Photography, Late Nineteenth Century Photography, Sydney, 1989, 90, 91 (illus.). cat.no. 157