Sadder than a Single Star that Sets at Twilight in a Land of Reeds
20 Aug 1871 - 23 Jan 1955
Sadder than a Single Star
oil on canvas
92.7 x 38.7 cm stretcher; 114.4 x 60.4 x 3.6 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
© Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
Shown in 7 exhibitions
Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1899), Vickery's Chambers, Sydney, Aug 1899 -
Sydney Long, A.R.E.: loan exhibition, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Apr 1941–31 May 1941
A memorial exhibition of a selection of paintings by Sydney Long 1878-1955, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Oct 1955 -
Ladies in Landscapes:
Referenced in 11 publications
Society of Artists, Society of Artists Spring Exhibition, Sydney, 1899, (illus.).
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. cat.no. 297, Oil Paintings-Australian, titled 'Sadder than a Single Star'
J. G. de Libra, Australasian art review, 'The poetry of our painting', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 01 Sep 1899, 7,12.
Kenneth Wilkinson (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 74], Sydney, Feb 1939, 17 (illus.).
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 126.
Robert Hughes, The art of Australia, Melbourne, 1970, 79.
Ron Radford, Ladies in Landscapes, Ballarat, 1974, (illus.). cat.no. 18; sepia toned reproduction
Joanna Mendelssohn, The life and work of Sydney Long, Sydney, 1979, 47 (colour illus.), 73, 74, 231. No. 83; titled 'Sadder than a Single Star that Sets at Twilight in a Land of Reeds (Decoration)'
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long - Pan, 'Sydney Long: Pan', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 2009, 9 (colour illus.), 10.
Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 60, 96 (colour illus.), 97. cat.no. 12
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, 'Artful atmospheres: Symbolism and photography’, pg. 123-136, Sydney, 2012, 122 (colour illus.), 123, 157 (colour illus.), 146. image on pg.157 is a detail.