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Title

Lilium Auratum

1933


Artist

Arthur Streeton

Australia, England, Australia

08 Apr 1867 - 01 Sep 1943


About

Renowned for his iconic vision of Australian pastoral landscapes, Arthur Streeton produced few flower paintings in his early career. From 1920 onward, however, he painted numerous still life works depicting cut flowers, including 'Lilium Auratum', displaying his interest in the traditional artistic concerns of the genre.

Streeton painted this still life over an earlier landscape study for 'The Gloucester Buckets' (1894), which is currently on display in the 19th century Australian Galleries at AGNSW. Taking the sweeping landscape study, he turned the long narrow canvas ninety degrees and painted 'Lilium Auratum'. Faint glimpses of Streeton's brilliant blue sky can still be seen on the right hand side of the painting, beneath the rich dark background of the still life.


Details


Other Title

Lilies


Date

1933


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas on hardboard


Dimensions

134.2 x 85.0 cm board; 159.2 x 108.5 x 6.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l., brown paint "A. STREETON". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mr Frank Rickwood in memory of Justin Robert Rainey (1924-1985) 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

137.1995


Artist information

Arthur Streeton

Works in the collection

50


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Athenaeum Gallery, Paintings by Arthur Streeton, Melbourne, 1961. cat.no. 11 [possibly according to Geoffrey Smith, 1995]

Athenaeum Gallery, A retrospective exhibition of paintings by Arthur Streeton (1933), Melbourne, 1933. cat.no. 21

Margaret Berkeley, The Australian women's weekly, 'Streeton home keeps artistic atmosphere', pg. 8-9, Sydney, 05 May 1965, 9 (illus.).

Arthur Streeton, The Arthur Streeton catalogue, Melbourne, 1935. cat.no. 1067