C1847

Adelaide. Hindley Street from the corner of King William St.

Gill’s well known image of Hindley Street depicting the prosperous town that Adelaide had become in the few short years since it was first settled in 1836. The scene of thriving commercial activity would have been intended to show case … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Adelaide. Hindley Street from the corner of King William St.

Date:

C1847

Condition:

In good condition, withe some minor foxing.

Technique:

Lithograph, with original hand colouring and gum Arabic.

Image Size: 

403mm 
x 285mm

Paper Size: 

527mm 
x 365mm
AUTHENTICITY
Adelaide. Hindley Street from the corner of King William St. - Antique View from 1847

Genuine antique
dated:

1847

Description:

Gill’s well known image of Hindley Street depicting the prosperous town that Adelaide had become in the few short years since it was first settled in 1836. The scene of thriving commercial activity would have been intended to show case the town for prospective emigrants in Britain.

From George French Angas’s, South Australia Illustrated.

References:
Gill, T. Bibliography of South Australia. Adelaide. (1886) 1976. p.16.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987 P.309-316..
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 4457, Volume IV.
Tregenza, J. George French Angas. Artist, Traveller and Naturalist 1822-1886. Adelaide 1980.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 320288

State Library South Australia: B 15276/41
National Gallery Australia: ACCESSION NUMBER 66.7.3.4

George French Angas (1822 - 1886)

Angas was a painter, lithographer, engraver and naturalist, fourth child and eldest son of George Fife Angas, a merchant and banker. As the eldest son he was expected to join his father's firm, but some months in a London counting house proved a disillusioning experience. In 1841 he took art lessons for four months from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, a natural history painter and lithographer, and armed with this instruction set out to see the world. He began in the Mediterranean publishing, A Ramble in Malta and Sicily in the Autumn of 1841.......Illustrated with Sketches Taken on the Spot, and Drawn on the Stone by the Author, the following year. Angas's father had established the South Australian Company in 1836 and had large areas of land as well as banking interests in the province. George French sailed for South Australia in 1843 in the Augustus, arriving in Adelaide on 1st January 1844. Within days he had joined an exploring party selecting runs for the South Australia Company. They traveled through the Mount Lofty Ranges to the Murray River and down to Lake Coorong and Angas sketched views of the countryside, native animals and the customs and dwellings of the Narrinyerri people. Later he drew scenes on his father's land - 28,000 acres in the Barossa Valley - and accompanied George Grey's expedition to the then unknown south-east as unofficial artist. In July 1844 Angas visited New Zealand. Guided by two Maoris, he traveled on foot and by canoe through both islands, painting portraits of Maoris and views. Angas's father died in 1879, leaving a vast estate from which George French received only a annuity of 1000 pounds. In 1884 he went to Dominica on a collecting expedition, finding shells, moths, butterflies and birds. Dogged by rheumatism and neuralgia during his last years, Angas died in London on 4 October 1886.

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Samuel Thomas Gill (1818 - 1880)

Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-1880) S.T. Gill as he is often now known, was born at Somerset, England, the son of Rev. Samuel Gill, Baptist minister, and educated at Plymouth in a school kept by his parents, and later at Dr Seabrook's academy. His father taught him drawing and he was later employed in London as 'Draftsman and Water Colour Painter' by the Hubard Profile Gallery, an establishment which produced silhouettes. He arrived in South Australia in 1839 and by March 1840 had established a studio in Gawler Place, Adelaide, which was open from 'eleven till dusk'; he offered to produce portraits of human beings, horses and dogs, and to sketch houses and transfer the sketches 'to paper suited for home conveyance'. In 1846 he accompanied the Horrock's expedition which reached the head of Spencer Gulf.  In 1852 Gill travelled to the Victoria and in the next twenty years produced drawings, watercolours and lithographs of scenes of the Victorian and New South Wales gold fields. After 1870 Gill fell into obscurity and on 27 October 1880 he collapsed in Post Office Place, Melbourne, and was found to be dead when taken to hospital. Gill's legacy is a large body of work which portrayed life during the greatest gold boom the world had ever seen.

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