# 40772

CLARK, John Clifford Rowland (1860 - 1908)

View of St. Kilda from the Pier, 1899

$3,000.00 AUD

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Watercolour on paper, signed and dated lower right R. Clark ’99, 13.5 x 61.5 cms, small puncture hole lower left, framed.

A fine and rare view of St. Kilda, the distinctive Esplanade Hotel at the centre of the image, the historic mansions “Fortview” (1 Fitzroy St), “Seaforth” (1 Esplanade), “Marli Terrace” (3 Esplanade) extending along the boulevard.

Previously catalogued as a view of Sorrento, where the artist is known to have also painted, this newly discovered view of St Kilda is a valuable perspective of Melbourne at the close of the nineteenth century.

John Clifford Rowland Clark was born in Berkshire, England in 1860, marrying in New Zealand in 1883 before relocating to Victoria, where he lived in Sorrento before moving to Grey Street, St. Kilda.