Untitled (Fitzgerald Street, Windsor, NSW.); Alfred T. Clint 1879-1936; 1920s; F...
Untitled (Fitzgerald Street, Windsor, NSW.)Maker
1920sMedium and Materials
Water colour on paper. H 30.5cm x W 41.4cmPlace Notes
Fitzgerald Street is one of the town’s original streets appearing on Macquarie’s 1812 plan of Windsor although it was not named until later.
The building on the right hand side of the picture. is ‘Sunnybrae’, home of a local family of solicitors for generations and still standing. The cottage
shown mid-way down the other side of the street has been demolished. The house at the bottom of the street was raised in the late 20th century because of the risk from flooding.
Alfred Thomas Clint (1879-1936), landscape painter and scenic artist, belonged to the fourth generation of Clint artists, being the fourth child and eldest son of Alfred Clint Junior and the brother of George E. and Sydney R. Clint. He was born in Sydney and received his first artistic training from his father, later studying at the Sydney-based Julian Ashton Art School. He worked as a scenic artist in the business established by his father, designing and creating theatrical scenery, Christmas displays for large department stores, and parade floats for various institutions, and continuing the business after his father's death in 1923 in partnership with his brothers. He and his brothers also figured in the Sydney Fine Arts scene. He became a member of the Society of Artists and exhibited regularly at the Society's shows from 1910 to 1935, and also had works displayed in, among others, the Australian Fine Art Galleries, the David Jones Gallery and the Blaxland Gallery . In 1917 he married Gwendoline Drape (1898-1978) and had three children. For most of his life he lived in Sydney, but for a time in the 1920s lived in the Hawkesbury region with his father (who died in 1923) and his brothers. After his death his only son Julian Clint undertook the task of collecting and preserving the remaining unsold works of this generation of Clints.
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