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An image of By tranquil waters by Sydney Long
Alternate image of By tranquil waters by Sydney Long

Sydney Long

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

Title
By tranquil waters
Year
1894
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas on hardboard
Dimensions

111.3 x 185.4 cm stretcher; 156.5 x 225.8 x 13.2 cm frame:

0 - Whole; 111.6 x 181 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., red oil "SID LONG 94". Signed l.r. corner, red oil "SID (illeg.)".
Credit
Purchased 1894
Accession number
689
Copyright
© Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
Location
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (37)

Julian Ashton, Now came still evening on, Sydney, 1941, 117.

Julian Ashton., Daily telegraph, ‘National Art Gallery: The Australian Court’, Sydney, 27 Sep 1905. page unknown

Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, Sydney, 1954, (illus.). plate no. 24

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, 11, 20 (colour illus.), 31, 63.

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, 44 (colour illus., detail), 45, 46, 51, 69, 82 (colour illus.), 83, 98, 127, 135. cat.no. 3

Mervyn Horton (Editor), Art and Australia, Dec 1977, 176 (illus.).

Joclyn Howell, Danie Ondinea and Virginia Bear, Missing jigsaw pieces: the bushplants of the Cooks River Valley, Sydney, 1999, front cover (colour illus.).

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

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Painting and Sculpture', pg. 102-181, Sydney, 1999, 117 (colour illus.).

James Green de Libra, Australasian Art Review, 'The poetry of our painting', Sydney, May 1899, 25.

Lionel Lindsay., 150 years of Australian art, 'Foreword', Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 78

Mark Matheson., Heritage, 'By Tranquil Waters', Sydney, 1995, back cover.

Joanna Mendelssohn, The life and work of Sydney Long, Sydney, 1979, 23, 24 (illus.), 25, 27-28, 36 (colour illus.), 49, 85, 225-226. cat.no. 10; colour plate no. 4

Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, ‘Sydney Long: Arcadian myth and the decorative landscape’, pg. 110-122, Sydney, 2012, 110, 111 (colour illus.), 126.

Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long - Pan, 'Sydney Long: Pan', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 2009, 3 (colour illus.), 5, 6, 7,.

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 51

Joanna Mrendelssohn, Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, 'Dancing across the Landscap. Sydney Long Spirit of the Plains', pg. 76-80, Brisbane, 1998, 76.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1893, Sydney, 1893. cat.no. 432; Australian Court-Supplement; titled 'By Tranquil Waters'

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899, 47 (sepia illus.). cat.no. 252

Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Art Society of New South Wales Fifteenth Annual Exhibition Catalogue, 1894, 26 (illus.).

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 125.

Bernard William Smith, Australian painting 1788-1970, South Melbourne, 1971, 102, 103, 176 (illus.).

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, ‘Contents’, pg. 9, Newtown, Sep 2012, cover (colour illus.), 9 (colour illus. detail), 11, 24 (colour illus. detail), 25 (colour illus. detail), 26 (colour illus.), 27, 28. Illustrations on pg. 24 & 25 are of conservation treatment.

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, 'Members events: November 11', pg. 47-49, Newtown, Nov 2011, 47 (colour illus.).

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, 128. 26 September 1894 - A meeting of the Trustees was held at the Art Society's Exhibition rooms, York Street, at 11am. The purchase of 'By Tranquil Waters' was decided upon at this meeting.

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, 144. 20 November 1894

Kenneth Wilkinson (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 70], Sydney, Mar 1938.

John Young and Henry Gibbons, The Sydney Art School retrospective exhibition 1890-1933, Sydney, 1933. cat.no. 227

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art and architecture, Sydney, Mar 1905, 63 (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 28 Sep 1894, page unknown.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art Society's exhibition', pg. 3, Sydney, 28 Sep 1894, 3.

Editor Unknown (Editor), 1890s: aspects of the gallery, 'The purchase of Sydney Long's 'By Tranquil Waters'', Sydney, 1986, 4 (illus.), 5.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 29 Sep 1894, page unknown.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney mail and New South Wales advertiser, Sydney, 06 Oct 1894, (illus.). page unknown

Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 06 Oct 1894, page unknown.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 29 Sep 1894, page unknown.

Exhibition history (10)

Fifteenth Annual Exhibition of the Art Society of New South Wales (1894), York Street Skating Rink, Sydney, Sep 1894 -

The Sydney Art School retrospective exhibition, 1890-1933, Vickery's Galleries, Sydney, 01 Mar 1933–28 Mar 1933

Sydney Long, A.R.E.: loan exhibition, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Apr 1941–31 May 1941

A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953

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, Sydney, 22 Aug 1979–07 Nov 1979

1890s: aspects of the gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Feb 1986–20 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

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