Pickering, Charles Percy (1825-1908)

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Pickering, Charles, (Charles Percy) (1825-1908)
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Artist; Photographer
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Professional photographer with several different studios in Sydney. Commissioned by NSW government in 1871 but was later bankrupt, then twice after retiring from photography in 1875.

professional photographer and wood-carver, was born in England. In 1855 he came to Sydney, where he worked as a photographer. Although advertising in October 1858 that he would 'dispose of a Photographic Business, cheap’, two months later customers could still have their portraits ('highly coloured and enamelled, in cases, 3s 6d’) taken at the same premises in Riley Street, opposite the pump south of South Head Road. By November 1860, however, Pickering had opened a new studio at 612 George Street South, Brickfield Hill, and was offering coloured and 'enamelled’ cased portraits for 2s 6d. Initially called the United Volunteer Portrait Gallery, the name was soon abandoned. The studio became so well known that its sole address was 'Pickering, Brickfield Hill’. As Cato points out, Pickering was 'The Family Photographer’, and it was to his studio that Sydney’s middle classes flocked. He also provided souvenir photographs of the famous and infamous, the latter including the bushrangers Frank Gardiner with two colleagues (c. 1860, Mitchell Library) and John Gilbert. At his recently improved and extended gallery in 1862 he was producing both cartes-de-visite ('printed off on paper in a rich brown tint’) and ambrotypes ('coloured in a finished style … which evinces an intimate acquaintance with all the elegant mysteries of the pictorial art’). He subsequently opened a second studio at 432 George Street. Both places were offering three cartes-de-visite for 5s or eight for 10s in 1864. The George Street branch was extensively damaged by fire in December 1865 when ...

  • 1855 Sydney, NSW.

Flourished

  • fl. c.1855 - c.1871

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  1. Circular Quay, 1871 / photographed by Charles Percy Pickering
    Pickering, Charles Percy, 1825-1908
    [ Photograph : 1871 ]
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    Circular Quay, 1871 / photographed by Charles Percy Pickering
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  2. Frank Gardiner and [John Gilbert ?] bushranger, ca. 1860 / Charles Percy Pickering
    Pickering, Charles Percy, 1825-1908
    [ Photograph : 1860 ]
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    Frank Gardiner and [John Gilbert ?] bushranger, ca. 1860 / Charles Percy Pickering
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  3. Panorama of the Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Prince Alfred Park, 1870 / photograph attributed to Charles Percy Pickering
    Pickering, Charles Percy, 1825-1908
    [ Photograph : 1870 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Sydney Infirmary, 1870 / [attributed to Charles Pickering]
    Pickering, Charles Percy, 1825-1908
    [ Photograph : 1870 ]
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    Sydney Infirmary, 1870 / [attributed to Charles Pickering]
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  5. Sydney University / [attributed to Charles Pickering]
    Pickering, Charles Percy, 1825-1908
    [ Photograph : 1871 ]
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  6. Government House (front) [Sydney / attributed to Charles Pickering]
    Pickering, Charles Percy, 1825-1908
    [ Photograph : 1872 ]
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    Government House (front) [Sydney / attributed to Charles Pickering]
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  7. Public School (Castlereagh Street) / [attributed to Charles Pickering]
    Pickering, Charles Percy, 1825-1908
    [ Photograph : 1871 ]
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  8. Parliament Houses, Dec 1870 / [attributed to Charles Pickering]
    Pickering, Charles Percy, 1825-1908
    [ Photograph : 1870 ]
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  9. [Colonial Secretary's office, 1871 / attributed to Charles Pickering]
    Pickering, Charles Percy, 1825-1908
    [ Photograph : 1871 ]
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  10. St Barnabas' Church, 1870 / [attributed to Charles Pickering]
    Pickering, Charles Percy, 1825-1908
    [ Photograph : 1870 ]
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    St Barnabas' Church, 1870 / [attributed to Charles Pickering]
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  1. Charles H. Bertie - Victoria Barracks and views of Paddington, ca. 1870-1880s
    Bertie, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1875-1952
    [ Photograph : 1880 ]
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  2. Smith family photographs, ca. 1863-1913 / various photographers
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    Smith family photographs, ca. 1863-1913 / various photographers
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  3. Photographic views of Sydney, Vol. 3, 1858-1941
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  4. The Domain, ca 1870 / photograph attributed to Charles Pickering
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  5. Photographs taken in and around Sydney, ca. 1870-1885 / New South Wales Government Printing Office
    New South Wales. Government Printing Office
    [ Photograph : 1885 ]
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  6. A collection of photographs of buildings and views in New South Wales [Sydney and Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow] ... / Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1873
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  7. Architectural drawings of F.T. Humphery's residence at Summer Hill, and photographs of Sydney, Emu Plains, the Blue Mountains, Richmond, Bargo, Moss Vale, Picton and Fitzroy Falls, 1870-1883
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  8. Photographs mostly of views of Sydney, New South Wales, 1870-1884, and portrait of Sir Hubert Wilkins and Lady Wilkins, n.d
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  1. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Charles Percy Pickering, of Palmer-street, Woolloomooloo, photographer. FIRST AND ONLY MEETING.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 19 February 1875 [Issue No.38] p 519

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  3. In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Charles Percy Pickering, of 262, Castlereagh-street, Sydney, wood carver. FIRST AND ONLY MEETING.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 2 October 1885 [Issue No.448] p 6513

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  2. THE LATE PERCY CHARLES THORPE.
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    ... THE LATE PERCY CHARLES THORPE. In a private letter to the Editor, a very de-voted friend of the ... late Mr Percy C.Thorpe, whose untimely death we referred to last week, writes as follows:"Percy Charles ... 348 words
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