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Title

Fern Tree Gully, Hobart Town, Tasmania

1887


Artists

Unknown photographer

Anson Bros Studio

Australia


About

Anson Brothers was a photographic firm based in Hobart. Founded by brothers Joshua, Henry Joseph and Richard Edwin Anson, they took over the premises of Samuel Clifford’s former studio and continued his practice of view photography. The initial years of the firm were compromised by the imprisonment of Joshua Anson in 1878 for stealing photographic equipment from his former employer, Henry Hall Baily. The firm produced remarkable photographs of Tasmanian scenery which were awarded medals at the 1883–84 Calcutta International Exhibition and the 1888–89 Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition. This photograph appeared as the centrepiece for an advertisement for W Webster’s (active 1887) Half-way house on Huon Rd.


Details


Date

1887


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

albumen photograph


Dimensions

17.4 x 21.1 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Josef & Jeanne Lebovic, Sydney 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

568.2014


Artist information

Unknown photographer

Works in the collection

101

Artist information

Anson Bros Studio

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


The photograph and Australia, Sydney, Jun 2015, 192 and back cover (colour illus.).