1940: St Dominic’s Catholic Church, Camberwell, Victoria.

Artist/Studio: Harry Clarke Studios, Dublin, Ireland, c.1940.
Location: Camberwell, Victoria.
Building: St Dominic’s, Camberwell.
Memorial: N/A
Conservation: St Catherine window conservation by Geoffrey Wallace, 1992.
Photos dated: 9th April 2011.

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The Argus, Melbourne, Vic, Monday 21st October 1940, page 5.

“Three new stained-glass windows, representing St. Dominic, St Thomas, and St. Catherine of Siena, which have been placed in the apse of St. Dominic’s Church, East Camberwell, were blessed yesterday by Archbishop Mannix, who visited the parish to administer Confirmation to a number of candidates. Each window has two lights, surmounted by a medallion, flanked by two small panels, and the work is marked by rich colouring and tone, and delicacy of feature.”

Note: There is only one known stained glass window in Australia by Harry Clarke himself at St Stephen’s Cathedral in Brisbane. All other windows in Australia are later works by the ‘Harry Clarke Studios’ after his death in 1931 or by his protege and studio manager Richard King. There are many other windows in St Dominic’s that are signed by Richard Joseph King (1907-1975) who was chief designer and general manager of Harry Clarke Studios from Clarke’s death in 1931 until 1940.

See Flickr photo stream of the full cycle of Harry Clarke Studios and Richard King windows at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stainedglassaustralia/sets/72157633516274243/

The window in the apse depicting St Catherine was removed for conservation work by the Geoffrey Wallace stained glass studio in 1992.

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