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Alfred William Dufty

1858 - 1924

Alfred William Dufty (1856-1924) conducted a photographic studio and shop from 1906 to 1924, describing himself as 'Alfred W. Dufty, Marine & Landscape Photographer, Erskine St. Sydney.' He sold paintings, photographs, postcards and maritime souvenirs and curios. He is closely associated with ship portraiture in the transition between painting and photography, for the purposes of ship portraits. Some works were a combination of painting and photography and were counter-signed by Dufty and the artist. whose work he sold. His name appears on countless postcards, many of which are reproductions of paintings by artists whose work he sold. A number of ship portrait painters were associated with him, such as A V Gregory, R A Borstel, William Edgar, and G Edwards.