(circa 1916-circa 1917)
20 Aug 1871 - 23 Jan 1955
(circa 1916-circa 1917)
oil on canvas
132.5 x 107.0 cm stretcher; 145.3 x 119.7 x 8.3 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, black oil "SYDNEY LONG.". Not dated.
Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1971
© Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
Where the work was made
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Sydney Long (1979), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 22 Aug 1979–07 Nov 1979
Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986
Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art 1890's-1930's, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1989–26 Nov 1989
Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long: Pan, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jun 2009–30 Aug 2009
Looking for faeries: The Victorian tradition, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 16 Oct 2010–28 Nov 2010
Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 17 Aug 2012–11 Nov 2012
Referenced in 12 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art from Australia: 2016 calender, Sydney, 2015, n.pag. (colour illus.). month of April
Anna Clabburn., Looking for faeries: the Victorian tradition, 'The legacy of English fairy painting', Bendigo, 2010. Not paginated; List of works at the back.
Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 10, 27 (illus.). cat.no. 23
Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, 'The Antipodean Arcady/ When Pan purloined Apollo's lyre', pg. 8-31, Sydney, Sep 1989, 14 (illus.), 64.
Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 45, 49, 50, 59, 60, 64, 68, 136 (colour illus.), 137. cat.no. 48
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, 'Sydney Long: Arcadian myth and the decorative landscape', pg. 110-122, Sydney, 2012, 116, 121 (colour illus.), 146, 148 (colour illus.). image on pg.148 is a detail.
Denise Mimmocchi, Look, 'Australian symbolism: An exhibition exploring the antipodean art of dreams', pg. 24-27, Sydney, Apr 2012, 26 (colour illus.).
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long - Pan, 'Sydney Long: Pan', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 2009, 8 (colour illus.).
William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 124, 125 (colour illus.). plate no. 59
Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, 'What's on elsewhere', pg. 44-45, Sydney, Jun 2012, 44 (colour illus.).
Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'Australian collection', pg. 52-62, Sydney, Jul 1972, 56 (colour illus.).
Donald Williams, In our own image: the story of Australian art, Sydney, 1995, 72 (colour illus.).