[Well dressed gentleman]

Carte de visite of an unknown well dressed gentleman taken by Henry King at his 316 George Street, Sydney studio.

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[Well dressed gentleman]




In good condition.


Carte de visite albumen paper print

Paper Size: 

x 102mm
[Well dressed gentleman] - Antique Photograph from 1879

Genuine antique



Carte de visite of an unknown well dressed gentleman taken by Henry King at his 316 George Street, Sydney studio.

Davies, A. & Stansbury, P. The Mechanical Eye in Australia Photography 1841-1900. Wellington 1985 :: p. 186.

Henry King (1855 - 1923)

King’s family emigrated from Dorset in 1857. Apprenticed to J. Hubert, King set up a studio in 1880. By 1890 his reputation had spread to all the colonies, his main source of income being portrait photography. King travelled extensively recording country towns, aborigines and colonial life. King was a successful and well known photographer. He received various major prizes in international exhibitions. His photographs are now highly regarded for both their historic and artistic worth.

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Albumen Print (1850 - 1900)

Was a photograph made using albumen paper, popular for photographic printing between 1850 and 1900. Thin paper was coated with a layer of egg-white (albumen) containing salt and sensitised with a silver nitrate solution, then printed using daylight under a negative. The resulting paper had a smooth surface with a fine sheen. Albumen prints could be toned with a gold solution which gave a rich purplish-brown colour to the image and reduced the risk of fading. During the mid c.19th.

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Carte-de-visite ( 1854 - 1900) (1854 - 1900)

Were small cards, the size of a formal visiting card about 114mm x 63mm, with an albumen paper print photograph attached. They were invented in 1854 by A.A.E. Disderi. The backs of the cards were normally printed with the photographer's name, address and insignia.

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