'Suffolk Punch Mares, Imported by Hon. George Brookman MLC'. A triptych of three original sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs in the original mount (with calligraphic captions in white ink) and frame (external dimensions 345 × 875 mm). Each image (visible size approximately 145 × 200 mm) shows Sir George Brookman (1850-1927, mining speculator, politician and philanthropist) holding the lead rope of one of the three Suffolk Punch mares he imported for his stud farm at O'Halloran Hill around the middle of 1905. The horses are identified as Beauty, Snowdrop and Molly. Sir George BROOKMAN.

'Suffolk Punch Mares, Imported by Hon. George Brookman MLC'. A triptych of three original sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs in the original mount (with calligraphic captions in white ink) and frame (external dimensions 345 × 875 mm). Each image (visible size approximately 145 × 200 mm) shows Sir George Brookman (1850-1927, mining speculator, politician and philanthropist) holding the lead rope of one of the three Suffolk Punch mares he imported for his stud farm at O'Halloran Hill around the middle of 1905. The horses are identified as Beauty, Snowdrop and Molly

The photographs are a little uniformly faded, with some unobtrusive tiny dark spots and minimal silvering-out; they are attractively presented in the original wooden frame with a gilt fillet behind the glass. The frame is lightly scuffed in places; it has a new hanging wire and backing tape, but retains the original framer's label on the verso ('From K. Cameron, Picture Framer and Mount Cutter, Leigh St., Adelaide').

Two of these images (heavily cropped to show only the horse) were reproduced in 'The Observer' (Adelaide, 24 June 1905). The photographer is not identified. The Suffolk is a breed of draught horse nicknamed Punch because of its stocky appearance and power (Hendricks: 'International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds', 2007).

Item #110463

Price: $750.00