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Ford on the Lower Hunter c 1840s

By Joseph Docker

Joseph Docker was an English surgeon, politician, landowner and amateur photographer who moved to Sydney in 1834. He settled on a property near Scone in the Hunter Valley, naming it Thornthwaite. This is one of two landscape scenes of the Lower Hunter Region produced in oil by Docker in the 1840s.

Joseph Docker’s greatest interest, however, was photography. He experimented with early forms of photography and is thought to have taken the earliest surviving Australian example of a calotype, which used paper coated with silver iodide to capture the image.

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Collection Item Type:
Oil on canvas
Call Number:
ML 643
Published date:
c 1840s
On display:
Exhibition Galleries
Sponsorship:

Sponsored by Robert Cameron AO and Paula Cameron

Copyright Information:

Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955

Display Location:
Exhibition Galleries
Historical Dates
Started Wednesday, 1 January 1840
Finished Monday, 31 December 1849
Started Wednesday, 1 January 1840
Finished Monday, 31 December 1849