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An image of Sadder than a Single Star that Sets at Twilight in a Land of Reeds by Sydney Long

Sydney Long

(Australia, England 20 Aug 1871 – 23 Jan 1955)

Title
Sadder than a Single Star that Sets at Twilight in a Land of Reeds
Other titles:
Decoration
Sadder than a Single Star
Year
(1899)
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

92.7 x 38.7 cm stretcher; 114.4 x 60.4 x 3.6 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1899
Accession number
4555
Copyright
© Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
Location
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (11)

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

Robert Hughes, The art of Australia, Ringwood, 1970, 79.

J. G. de Libra, Australasian art review, 'The poetry of our painting', pg. 1-12, East Sydney, 01 Sep 1899, 7,12.

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 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.

Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long - Pan, 'Sydney Long: Pan', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 2009, 9 (colour illus.), 10.

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'

Ron Radford, Ladies in Landscapes, Ballarat, 1974, (illus.). cat.no. 18; sepia toned reproduction

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 126.

Society of Artists, Society of Artists Spring Exhibition, Sydney, 1899, (illus.).

Kenneth Wilkinson (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 74], Sydney, Feb 1939, 17 (illus.).

Exhibition history (7)

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:

Sydney Long (1979), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 22 Aug 1979–07 Nov 1979

Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long: Pan, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jun 2009–30 Aug 2009

Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 17 Aug 2012–11 Nov 2012