(Australia, England, Australia 08 Apr 1867–01 Sep 1943)
45.3 x 38.2cm stretcher; 66.1 x 60.4 x 6.6cm frame:
0 - Whole; 41 x 35.5cm; SIGHT DIMENSION
'Fireman's funeral, George Street' is a rainy city streetscene by Streeton that depicts the enormous public response to a fireman's heroic death, as the coffin passes the Sydney Town Hall and Queen Victoria Building construction site.
International influences on Streeton's choice of subject matter and his evocative approach, include French and British Impressionism as well as the decorative, asymmetrical design and flattened picture plane of Japanese woodcuts. Streeton continued to experiment with these elements throughout the mid-1890s in his numerous paintings of Sydney Harbour and decorative panels on the subject of Sirius Cove completed whilst he was staying at nearby Curlew Camp.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000
Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Author), I blame Duchamp: my life's adventures in art, Surry Hills, 2009, 328.
John McDonald (Australia, b.1961) (Author), Art of Australia. Vol. 1: Exploration to Federation, Sydney, 2008, 576, 578 (colour illus.).
Gavin Wilson (Australia) (Author), Alan Krell (Author), Fireworks: tracing the incendiary in Australian art, Mackay, 2005, 46, 47 (colour illus.), 50, 75.
'Positions vacant' by Humphrey McQueen, pg. 21-23., Art Monthly Australia Sep 2000, Sep 2000, 21. review of 'Australian icons' exhibition
Okko Boer (Author), Masters of the Heidelberg School, Leichhardt, 1998, 34 (colour illus.). plate no. 31
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874) (Author), Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, Sydney, 1981, 23 (colour illus.). cat.no. 37
Three years on: Acquisitions 1978-81, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 15 Oct 1981–01 Dec 1981.
Images of Sydney and Environs 1850-1950 (1985), New South Wales House, Mar 1985–May 1985.
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000.
Sydney studios, S.H. Ervin Gallery, 14 Aug 2004–26 Sep 2004.
Fireworks, Artspace Mackay, 18 Mar 2005–01 May 2005.
Fireworks, Rockhampton Art Gallery, 06 May 2005–19 Jun 2005.
Fireworks, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, 24 Jun 2005–21 Aug 2005.
Fireworks, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, 02 Sep 2005–29 Oct 2005.
Fireworks, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 05 Dec 2005–05 Feb 2006.
Fireworks, Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, 10 Feb 2006–09 Apr 2006.
Fireworks, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 11 May 2006–25 Jun 2006.
Fireworks, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, 07 Jul 2006–03 Sep 2006.
Fireworks, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 03 Oct 2006–19 Nov 2006.
Fireworks, University of Queensland Art Museum, 24 Nov 2006–04 Feb 2007.