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An image of A surveyor's camp by Arthur Streeton

Arthur Streeton

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

Title
A surveyor's camp
Place of origin
RichmondSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1896
Media category
Watercolour
Materials used
pencil, watercolour
Dimensions

36.3 x 62.8 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, black watercolour "A STREETon/ 1896".
Credit
Purchased 1896
Accession number
30
Location
Not on display
Further information

Arthur Streeton's ability to create a convincing sensation of Australian space and light in his paintings sets him apart from most of his contemporaries. His early success in Sydney, particularly following the purchase of his painting 'Still glides the stream and shall for ever glide' by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1890, encouraged him to eventually settle in Sydney in 1892.

Streeton was attracted by the coastal and harbour landscapes of the city and he travelled further afield, visiting the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury River region to the north west, in search of subjects. It is thought that this watercolour was painted while Streeton was with George Pitt on a surveying expedition to Richmond, near the Hawkesbury, in 1896.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

Bibliography (22)

Jane de Teliga, Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1979, 9.

D.H.Souter, Art and architecture: the journal of the Institute of Architects of New South Wales, 'Arthur Streeton, artist and his Australian work', pg. 225-229, Sydney, 1905, 229.

Mary Eagle, The oil paintings of Arthur Streeton in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1994, 202.

Ann Galbally, Arthur Streeton, 'Sydney: 1890-1897', pg. 20-31, Melbourne, 1969, 26 (illus.), 81. plate no. 12, plate no. 74

Hans Gercke (Editor), Australische Impressionen: Landschaftsmalerei aus hundert Jahren - die 'Heidelberg school' ihre Vorlaufer und ihre Nachfolger, Heidelberg, 1987, 119. cat.no. 47

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales Handbook, 'Australian Collection: Works on Paper', pg. 182-197, Sydney, 1999, 189 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, Sydney, 1995, 25 (colour illus.), 115. cat.no. 10

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Australian images from the past: whether rarely seen or familiar, these works move and delight us', pg. 24-27, Newtown, Apr 2005, 26.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 102, 103 (colour illus.).

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 353

Barry Pearce and Haruo Arikawa, Two hundred years of Australian painting: nature, people and art in the southern continent, Tokyo, 1992, 79 (colour illus.). cat.no. 34

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Exhibition history (18)

Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1896), Cliff Gallery, Sydney, 05 Sep 1896 -

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

Exhibition of Australian art in London (1898), Grafton Galleries, London, 02 Apr 1898–31 Jul 1898

Loan exhibition of the works of Arthur Streeton, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Nov 1931–20 Jan 1932

150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938

Art of Australia 1788-1941:

Australian watercolours from the National Art Gallery collection 1836-1946, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 May 1946–Jun 1946

100 years of Australian painting (1948), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1948–17 May 1948

An historical survey of Australian watercolour painting:

Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Dec 1979–28 Jan 1980

Australian arcady: landscape paintings from the collection of the the Art Galery of New South Wales:

Australische impressionen, Landschaftsmalerei aus hundert Jahren - die 'Heidelberg school' ihre Vorlaufer und ihre Nachfolger, Schloss Heidelberg, 30 Aug 1987–31 Oct 1987

Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection (1991), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 1991–07 Jul 1991

Two hundred years of Australian painting : Nature, people and art in the southern continent:

Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s:

Arthur Streeton:

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

19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005