20 Aug 1871 - 23 Jan 1955
oil on canvas
102.2 x 153.0 cm stretcher; 136.3 x 187.7 x 10.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l., "S. Long". Not dated.
© Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
Shown in 6 exhibitions
Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1896), Cliff Gallery, Sydney, 05 Sep 1896 -
150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938
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 -
Sydney Long (1979), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 22 Aug 1979–07 Nov 1979
Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 17 Aug 2012–11 Nov 2012
Referenced in 19 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, A selection of eighty-two reproductions mainly from the Australian collection and including examples from the British, French and Dutch [Art Gallery of New South Wales], Sydney, 1959, 123 (illus.).
James Gleeson, Impressionist painters 1881-1930, St Kilda, 1971, 26 (illus.).
Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 46, 58, 69, 86 (colour illus.), 87, 93, 135. cat.no. 6
Mervyn Horton (Editor), Art and Australia, Sydney, Dec 1977, 179 (illus.).
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 116 [Gallery No. 2]
Sydney Long, Sydney Long, A.R.E., loan exhibition 1941, Sydney, 1941. cat.no. 63
Joanna Mendelssohn, The life and work of Sydney Long, Sydney, 1979, 40-41 (colour illus.), 52,53, 227. No. 35; colour plate no. 8
Joanna Mendelssohn, Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, 'Dancing across the Landscape. Sydney Long Spirit of the Plains', pg. 76-79, Brisbane, 1998, 76.
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1893, Sydney, 1893, Supplement. cat.no. 470
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. cat.no. 268
New South Wales Society of Artists, The Society of Artists Second Spring Exhibition, Sydney, Sep 1896. cat.no. 58
Ron Radford., Ladies in Landscapes, 'Ladies in landscapes', Ballarat, 1974.
Helen Silk and Tom Silk (Compilators), A new beginning: the story of three first fleeters and descendants. Addenda 2 compiled March 2004, Longueville, Mar 2004, 31 (colour illus.).
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 126.
D.H. Souter, Art and architecture, 'Sid Long Landscapist', pg. 64, Sydney, Mar 1905, 64.
William Splatt and Susan Bruce, 100 masterpieces of Australian landscape painting, Melbourne, 1986, 126, 127 (colour illus.). plate no. 60
Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 1.9.1891-4.5.1898, Sydney, 1891-1898, 3 September 1896, 28 September 1898. 'S.Long's picture Midday. The Artist, per letter 23/9/98, asks permission to do some work on this picture. Granted', 28 September 1898.
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 05 Sep 1896, page unknown.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 05 Sep 1896, page unknown.