The rocking horse – Photo of the day

Published by Kathy Hackett May 1, 2010 in Photo of the day.

Powerhouse Museum – Sydney

    The rocking horse

    This haunting image of an abandoned rocking horse is one of the many intriguing photographs from the Phillips Collection. The collection was acquired from the estate of Raymond W. Phillips, a descendent of Arthur J. Phillips, a late nineteenth century Sydney assayer and gold refiner who is also thought to have been the photographer.

    Many of the Phillips photographs are quite informal and take the suburban backyard as their setting. Of these backyard images, most are portraits of individuals or groups. This one is unusual in that it lacks a human subject but instead, refers to an absence.

    The Phillips family lived in Willoughby but the location of this photograph is, so far, unknown.

Photograph by Charles Kerry Studio
Photography [Arthur J. Phillips]
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One Response to “The rocking horse – Photo of the day”

  1. Very nice photography. Serene!

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