Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Dowling St for Alex - The Gypsy King's house

Dowling St, A painting of Alex's house in Dowling St, Woolloomooloo, a commission ( if you would like to commission a painting, don't be shy to ask, I like doing them)

The finished painting

Almost finished

The scene on the st today with a huge pile of junk someone chucked out of a flat

Illustration by Jean Johnson of Alex's house, then the Gypsy King's house, from Requiem for Woolloomoolloo by George Farwell (Hodder and Stoughton,1971) a book Alex lent me

Alex's house in Woolloomooloo used to belong to the local King of the Gypsies, whose son Romeo we got to know at the Gunnery, cause among other things, he loved ringing our hidden doorbell, then racing off around the corner on his bike to do a circuit of the building and repeat

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