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95/28/208 Photographic print, gelatin print, hand tinted, mounted on card, two clowns, Guillaume and one of his sons, performing the boxing bells act, Talma, Melbourne, Australia, c 1903. Click to enlarge.

Photographic print, gelatin print, hand tinted, mounted on card, two clowns, Guillaume and one of his sons, performing the boxing bells act, Talma, Melbourne, Australia, c 1903

Made by Jandaschewsky, Guillaume in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, c 1903.

Photographic print, gelatin print, hand tinted, mounted on card, two clowns, Guillaume and one of his sons, performing the boxing bells act, Talma, Melbourne, Australia, c 1903.

Gelatin photographic print, hand tinted in red, blue and green, vertical format, studio portrait, mounted on card, with studio name embossed along lower edge of mount. Photograph depicts two clowns in white faced makeup and appliqued clown suits decorated with roses and lace cuffs and collar. The clowns are wearing hats...

Summary

Object No.

95/28/208

Object Statement

Photographic print, gelatin print, hand tinted, mounted on card, two clowns, Guillaume and one of his sons, performing the boxing bells act, Talma, Melbourne, Australia, c 1903

Physical Description

Photographic print, gelatin print, hand tinted, mounted on card, two clowns, Guillaume and one of his sons, performing the boxing bells act, Talma, Melbourne, Australia, c 1903.

Gelatin photographic print, hand tinted in red, blue and green, vertical format, studio portrait, mounted on card, with studio name embossed along lower edge of mount. Photograph depicts two clowns in white faced makeup and appliqued clown suits decorated with roses and lace cuffs and collar. The clowns are wearing hats and ankle and wrist cuffs decorated with pellet bells. The clown on the right, [Guillaume] is throwing a punch at the clown on the left, probably one of his sons. The clowns are standing on a plain floor with a painted backdrop behind depicting trees.

Marks

Studio name on lower edge of mount, printed in brown, "TALMA copyright 119 Swanston Street/ Melbourne/ and at Sydney"

Dimensions

Height

183 mm

Width

127 mm

Production

Notes

John Anastasiadis suggested this photograph depicted Orlando and Guillaume, however it is more likely to be Guillaume and one of his sons when the Jandaschewsky family were touring Australia.

Taken in Melbourne during one of their Australian tours, 1900-1910.

Talma studios produced thousands of theatrical portraits in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, catering to a growing demand for photographs of performers, royalty and other celebrities. The performance elements of a theatrical production could be more easily staged in a studio than captured live and the portability of photographs and made them popular as both gifts and mementoes. Talma, established in 1895, was one of a number of studios in Sydney and Melbourne whose success was dependent upon the commercial portrait trade. The studio was run by Andrew Barrie with Sir Henry Weedon, Melbourne's Lord Mayor, as his partner.

Ref: Anne-Marie Willis, Picturing Australia: a history of photography, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1988

Kathy Hackett, Photo Librarian, March 12, 2015

History

Notes

'Boxing bells' was one of the Jandaschewsky's most enduring acts. The clowns would box each other, making sounds with bells attached to head, feet and hands, and with various other whistles and hooters hidden in their clothes. The photograph shows Guillaume and one of his sons.
The Jandaschewsky family collection was kept together by the last remaining family member, Arthur 'Jandy' Averino. During the last years of his life 'Jandy' sold the collection to his friend John Anastasiadis. Mr Anastasiadis kept the collection for a 25 year period, having built a repository for housing and exhibiting it at his own home. In 1994 he sold the collection to the MAAS in order to keep it together, and in New South Wales, according to 'Jandy's' wishes.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1995

Acquisition Date

27 January 1995

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photographic print, gelatin print, hand tinted, mounted on card, two clowns, Guillaume and one of his sons, performing the boxing bells act, Talma, Melbourne, Australia, c 1903 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 July 2019, <https://ma.as/146894>

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