Professional photographer James Bray was working in Sydney in the 1860s and in 1865 he sold his Sydney studio and moved to Victoria. He exhibited views of Rutherglen at the 1866 Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition and then set up a studio in Beechworth where he worked from 1870 to 1891. In 1880 he was one of four men who photographed the Kelly gang after the siege of Glenrowan. He died in 1891 of influenza in Yarrawonga where he had established a branch studio.
Since 1970 we have recorded only one work being sold at auction by this artist, which was in 2001.
James Bray is listed in the following standard biographical references:
Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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