Winstanley, William (1788-1842)

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Artist; Painter; scene-painter
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William Winstanley was a painter and scene-painter. Together with his wife and six children he arrived in Sydney in 1833. Winstanley worked as a scene-painter at the Theatre Royal as well as at the Royal Victoria Theatre.

painter and scene-painter, set sail from Liverpool, England, in the Adventure with his wife Elizabeth, nee Finch, and their six children: Eliza, Edward , Ann, Robert, Mary and Henry. After reaching Sydney on 2 May 1833, the family lived for a short time in Macquarie Place where the eldest son, Edward, advertised as a silhouette portraitist. By the end of the month they had moved to 3 Hunter Street. There Mrs Winstanley advertised as a bonnet-maker and Edward as a 'profile-taker’. Winstanley himself first advertised in the press as a 'Sign and Ornamental Painter’ on 10 July. Later in the month the Sydney Monitor reported that he had 'turned out some very superior paintings as sign boards’. Although continuing to describe himself as a sign-painter until at least 1837, in June 1834 Winstanley replaced H. Allen as scene-painter at the Theatre Royal. His scenes for the London burletta Tom and Jerry , which opened on 4 June, were described in the Sydney Monitor as 'very well executed and easily recognized by those lately in London’ with the exception of 'Fleet Street, which nobody new [sic]’. He continued as scene-painter until the season closed on 31 October, being joined by Edward during the last month to form 'Winstanley & Son: Scene Painters’. For the benefit performance of the theatre mechanist B.A. Phillips on 22 October, Winstanley advertised 'a Splendid New Scene, showing the effect of a Snow Storm, copied from the celebrated scene by Stanfield, of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane…of ...

  • 2 May 1833 Sydney, vessel; Adventure

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  • fl. 1833 - 1839

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