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An image of From my camp (Sirius Cove) by Arthur Streeton

Arthur Streeton

(Australia, England, Australia 08 Apr 1867 – 01 Sep 1943)

Title
From my camp (Sirius Cove)
Other titles:
Sirius Cove
Year
1896
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on plywood
Dimensions

28.0 x 21.5 cm board; 47.0 x 39.4 x 3.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, blue oil "STREETON/ -96".
Credit
Bequest of Mrs Elizabeth Finley 1979
Accession number
193.1991
Location
19th c Australian art
Further information

Sydney is an artists’ city – glorious – Roberts & I go to Mossman’s Bay [sic] & pull through the lazy green water, & then lunch under the shade in the open air, eggs, meat, cheese & 2 big bottles of claret grown in Australia. The little Bay seemed all asleep & so very peaceful.

Arthur Streeton, 1890

Arthur Streeton painted this sketch from a corner of the beach at Little Sirius Cove at Mosman Bay, the site of an idyllic artists’ painting camp known as Curlew Camp. With fellow artist Tom Roberts, Streeton led a bohemian lifestyle, living under canvas shelters and commuting to the city by boat.

Bibliography (7)

Ann Galbally, Arthur Streeton, Melbourne, 1969. cat.no. 76; titled: 'Sirius Cove'; dated: 1896; Coll: Mrs Finley, Sydney

Ann Galbally, Arthur Streeton, Melbourne, 1971, (colour illus.). colour plate no. 40; titled: 'Sirius Cove'; dated: 1896; Coll: Mrs Finley, Sydney

Geoffrey Smith, Arthur Streeton and the Australian coast, Mornington, 2004, 18, 38. cat.no. 21; titled 'From my camp (Sirius Cove)'

Arthur Streeton, The Arthur Streeton catalogue, Melbourne, 1935. cat.no. 181, "1896. Artist's Camp (Sirius Cove). Oil. 10½ x 8. Estate, Mr Pinschof".

The Brett Whiteley Studio (Editor), Big blue: the painted harbour (list of works), Sydney, 1997.

Vivienne Webb, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Golden age', pg. 37-38, Sydney, 2000, 50 (colour illus.), 302.

Judith White (Editor), Look, South Yarra, Oct 2000, 9 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (7)

Streeton's Sydney sunshine exhibition (1896), Exhibition Venue Unknown, 30 Nov 1896 -

Big Blue - the painted harbour (1997), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Jun 1997–29 Mar 1998

The well built Australian: Micheal Goldberg, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jul 1999–08 Aug 1999

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Plein-air painting in Europe 1780-1850, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Sep 2004–31 Oct 2004

Arthur Streeton and the Australian coast, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, 11 Dec 2004–06 Mar 2005

Streeton's Sydney, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 04 Aug 2007–23 Sep 2007