Marcel Safier Collection

This Thomas Nevin studio portrait of a woman with umbrella and bag, ca. 1871, gives a clear view of his studio decor at that time – the lozenge-patterned carpet, the low easy chair covered with a shiny material, the table with griffin-shaped legs, and the wall hanging. Thomas Nevin did not include the middle initial “J” in his stamp on the verso of these earlier 1870s cartes; “T.J. Nevin” was printed on  his later studio stamps bearing the Royal Arms government insignia from late 1872 by the government printer James Barnard.

Woman with umbrella. Verso with T. Nevin stamp Marcel Safier Collection

Scans courtesy © The Private Collection of Marcel Safier 2005 ARR.


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NOTES Courtesy of owner Marcel Safier:

Subject: (woman with bag and umbrella) not known.

Provenance: “It came in an album I bought from a Tasmanian dealer at a Sydney collector’s fair in 2001. The pencil numbering on the rear is my own cataloguing system.”

Size: “The mount is 64mm x 102mm … It very closely resembles the mounts used by Bock previously.”