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Title

Sadder than a Single Star that Sets at Twilight in a Land of Reeds


Artist

Sydney Long

Australia, England

20 Aug 1871 - 23 Jan 1955


Details


Other Titles

Decoration

Sadder than a Single Star


Date

(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


Artist information

Sydney Long

Works in the collection

142


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 11 publications

Bibliography


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.