1886. Very large albumen photograph of Sydney's harbor of the area now known as Farm Cove, with the Charles Bayliss stamp at the lower left corner. Charles Bayliss (1850 - 1897), one of Australia's preeminent landscape photographers, who worked for years with Merlin and Holtermann before setting up his own shop in Sydney in 1879. He established his studio at 348 George Street; then moved to 335a George Street, advertising himself as a photographer of city and country views, often with people, and making views to be sold individually while also contributing images for albums. He also made remarkable 360 degree panoramas of the city of Sydney around this time.
Mounted on a page from an album, with handwritten caption in pencil. "C. Bayliss, Photo, Sydney". 10 3/4 x 8" (20 x 27cm) print; album page: 16 x 12". Trove 41642848 cites a photograph of the same title but at a much smaller scale (20 x 15cm). Very good condition. Item #21193