C1851

Views in Adelaide No. 2. Hindley Street Looking East.

Extremely rare lithograph by Samuel Thomas Gill made during his time in Adelaide, from the series, Views in Adelaide. Gill seems to only have produced three views in series, this being number two. The Phoenix hotel on the right, on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Views in Adelaide No. 2. Hindley Street Looking East.

Date:

C1851

Condition:

Repaired tear at lower right, vertical fold, loss of a small section of top right sheet.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 157mm

Paper Size: 

272mm 
x 195mm
AUTHENTICITY
Views in Adelaide No. 2. Hindley Street Looking East. - Antique View from 1851

Genuine antique
dated:

1851

Description:

Extremely rare lithograph by Samuel Thomas Gill made during his time in Adelaide, from the series, Views in Adelaide. Gill seems to only have produced three views in series, this being number two.

The Phoenix hotel on the right, on the corner of Clarendon Street which was established in 1850 and the licensee from 1850-52 was R. Hall. The Royal Oak and Miner’s Arms Hotel can be seen on the left of the picture, with a partial view of the Clarendon Hotel further east.

 

References:
Carroll, A. Graven Images in the Promised Land / A History of Printmaking in South Australia 1836-1981. Adelaide 1981: 24. ill.p.18.
Bowden, K. Samuel Thomas Gill Artist. Maryborough 1971: 175.
Appleyard, R., Fargher, B., Radford, R., S.T. Gill The South Australian Years 1839-1852. Adelaide 1986: p.28, #49. p.68.


Collections:
State Library New South Wales: Sp Coll/Gill/5
Art Gallery South Australia: Accession number 684G12
State Library South Australia: B 4498
National Library Australia: Bib ID 467103

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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