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Ambrotype portrait of Richard Rouse Terry 1838-1898 / photographer 
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Ambrotype portrait of Richard Rouse Terry 1838-1898 / photographer unknown
[around 1860]
1 photograph : hand coloured ambrotype in embossed red leather case.
This is a portrait of a handsome young man with an optimistic but slightly uncertain eye on the future. He was Richard Rouse Terry, the third son of John Terry and his wife Eleanor, née Rouse, and was born in 1838 at the Terry family property Box Hill near Windsor, New South Wales. The Terrys were a wealthy family and Richard received a gentleman's education, first at W. T. Cape's celebrated Elfred House Private School in Glenmore Road, Paddington and later at the Reverend W.H. Savigny's Collegiate School, Newcastle. He completed his education at the University of Sydney and then travelled to England and Europe on an extended tour. He was living in Clapham Park, Surrey, when he married Jane Emma Peters in March 1864. Richard had inherited the Hoxton Park estate from his father and his wife also brought substantial property to the marriage. When they returned to Sydney they lived first at Darling Point before building a mansion called Denistone House at Ryde. Richard was a liberal supporter of charitable causes, esteemed at the time of his death as a most philanthropic gentleman.
The Hamilton Rouse Hill Trust Collection
Rouse Hill House & Farm ; HR88/10
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