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Title

'Still glides the stream, and shall for ever glide'


Artist

Arthur Streeton

Australia, England, Australia

08 Apr 1867 - 01 Sep 1943


About

Arthur Streeton painted this landscape at the Eaglemont Homestead near Heidelberg during the summer of 1890, when he was only 22 years old. The scene presents an idealised vision of the Yarra River at Heidelberg, with the Doncaster Tower in the middle distance and the Dandenong Ranges beyond.

The title is taken from Wordsworth’s sonnet ‘Conclusion’ from his poem cycle 'The River Duddon'. A Romantic expression of the mortality and transience of human life contrasted with the enduring beauty of art, the poem appealed to the young painter and expressed something of his own ambitions for his artistic practice.


Details


Other Titles

An Australian gloaming

Still glides the stream

Still glides the stream and shall forever glide

Still glides the stream and shall for ever glide

Still glides the stream, and shall for ever glide


Place where the work was made

Heidelberg Victoria Australia


Date

1890


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

82.6 x 153.0 cm stretcher; 79.5 x 150.5 cm sight edge; 118.0 x 189.0 x 9.5 cm frame :

0 - Whole; 82 x 153 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., brown oil "Arthur StrEEton - 1890 -/ ...".


Credit

Purchased 1890


Accession number

859


Artist information

Arthur Streeton

Works in the collection

50


Place

Where the work was made
Heidelberg

Shown in 14 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 120 publications

Bibliography


Col Allan (Editor), Daily telegraph mirror, 'Making of art history: Golden age of Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts', Author unknown, pg. 46, Sydney, 08 Jul 1992, 46.

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

Julian Ashton, Now came still evening on, 'Picture makers I have met', pg. 94-107, Sydney, 1941, 100-102.

Julian Ashton, The art of Arthur Streeton, 'Introduction', pg. 1-3, Sydney, 1919, 1, 7 (colour illus.). plate no. VI

Leigh Astbury, Meridian, 'Poetic impulses in Australian landscape painting: the Heidelburg school reconsidered', pg. 123-138, Bundoora, Oct 1985, 126 (illus.), 127, 128.

Giles Auty and Patrick Corbally Stourton, John Llewelyn Jones - Australia's forgotten painter, London, 1997-1998, 14 (colour illus.).

Herbert Badham, A study of Australian art, 'The first harvest', pg. 61-115, Sydney, 1949, 65.

Tim Bonyhady, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Growing old gracelessly ?', pg. 10, Sydney, 25 Nov 1995, 10A.

Tim Bonyhady, Images in opposition: Australian landscape painting 1801–1890, 'The artist in society', pg. 1-22, Melbourne, 1985, 20, 133, 136, 142, 147 (illus.), 148.

Maurice Brodzky (Editor), Table talk, Melbourne, 03 Apr 1890, 7.

Maurice Brodzky (Editor), Table talk, Melbourne, 18 Apr 1890, 12.

Basil Burdett, The West Australian, 'An artist's mountain retreat: How Arthur Streeton rose to fame', pg. 7, Perth, 08 Jun 1940, 7.

Ian Burn, Australian art and architecture: essays presented to Bernard Smith, 'Beating about the bush: the landscapes of the Heidelberg school', pg. 83-98, Melbourne, 1980, 91.

Anita Calloway, Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, 'Out in the Open: Australian Pleinairism and the Heidelberg School. Arthur Streeton, Walter Withers, Girolamo Nerli', pg. 70-75, Brisbane, 1998, 70 (illus.), 71 (colour illus.), 72, 74.

Jane Clark and Bridget Whitelaw, Golden summers: Heidelberg and beyond, Melbourne, 1985, 107 (colour illus.), 108.

Edward Combes, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 30 Dec 1876, 6.

Robert Croll and Lionel Lindsay, Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition, Adelaide, 1944. cat.no. 2

Robert Croll, Tom Roberts: father of Australian landscape painting, 'New South Wales', pg. 32-59, Melbourne, 1935, 44, 49.

Robert Croll (Editor), Smike to bulldog: letters from Sir Arthur Streeton to Tom Roberts, Sydney, 1946, 5, 7, 53 (illus.).

Ursula De Jong, William Wardell and Genazzano FCJ College, Kew, 2009, 26, 29 (colour illus.), 132, 133.

Deutscher-Menzies, Sydney, Deutscher-Menzies, Sydney: Australian & International Fine art auction - 5 March 2002, Sydney, 2002, 42, 43 (colour illus.). Related work: 'Study for "Still glides ..." ; lot 25

Mary Eagle, Heidelberg to Heide: creating an Australian landscape 1850-1950, 'Seeing Templestowe-Heidelberg', pg. 18-35, Bulleen, 2001, 26, 30 (colour illus.), 31 (colour illus., detail), 33, 63.

Mary Eagle, The oil paintings of Arthur Streeton in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1994, 60, 66, 69, 70, 111, 192.

Farmer & Co Limited (Compilator), Catalogue exhibition and sale of paintings by Arthur Streeton, 'Arthur Streeton', pg. 4-6, Sydney, Nov 1923, 4-6.

Anne Gaalbally, Arthur Streeton, 'Melbourne: 1867-1890', pg. 1-19, Melbourne, 1969, 15 (colour illus.). plate no. 7B

Ann Galbally, The Cambridge companion to Australian Art, 'National life and landscape: the Heidelberg school as mythmaker 1880-1905', pg. 71-83, Port Melbourne, 2011, 71, 72, 350. fig.no. 6.1 (colour illus.), between pg. 92 and 93.

Ann Galbally, Charles Conder: the last bohemian, 'Melbourne 1888-1890', pg. 29-62, Melbourne, 2002, 55, 60.

James Gleeson, Impressionist painters 1881-1930, St Kilda, 1971, 48 (colour illus.). plate no. 60

Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 47 (colour illus.), 50, 88, 93.

Anne Gray, Radical revisionism: an anthology of writings on Australian art, 'Arthur Streeton: shadows and symbols', pg. 175-181, Brisbane, 2005, 176.

Sasha Grishin, Australian art: a history, 'Introduction: a word of explanation' by Sasha Grishin, pg. vi-xi; 'In search of an Australian identity', pg. 116-127, Carlton, 2013, xi, (colour illus. detail), 124, 125 (colour illus.), 134, 548, 568. plate no. 13.7

Stuart Hill and Martin Mulligan, Ecological pioneers: a social history of Australian ecological thought and action, 'Seeing the land in a new light: people and landscapes in Australian art', pg. 34-71, Cambridge, 2001, 40.

Robert Hughes, The art of Australia, 'The Heidelberg school 1885-96', pg. 53-73, Melbourne, 1970, 63.

Terry Ingram, The Australian financial review, 'A Streeton to be Aust's first million dollar painting', pg. 1-2, Sydney, 08 May 1985, 1-2.

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Painting and Sculpture', pg. 102-181, Sydney, 1999, 113 (colour illus.).

Grace Joel, Art and Architecture [vol. 3, no. 3], 'Australian artists in London: a reminiscence', pg. 100, Sydney, 1906, 100.

Anne Kern, Arthur Streeton the man and his art, 'Introduction', pg. 2-4, Leichhardt, 1981, 3, 17, 19 (colour illus.). plate no. 4

Lou Klepac, John Coburn: the spirit of colour, 'Finding one's way', pg. 34-44, Sydney, 2003, 35.

Terence Lane, Australian Impressionism, 'Painting on the Hill of Gold: Heidelberg 1888-90', pg. 123-127, Melbourne, 2007, 125, 143 (colour illus.), 325. cat.no. 7.10

Lionel Lindsay, Art in Australia [series 3, no. 42], 'Streeton's loan exhibition', pg. 8-9, Sydney, Feb 1932, 8.

Lionel Lindsay, Art in Australia [series 3, no. 66], 'Sir Arthur Streeton's recent paintings', pg. 23, Sydney, Feb 1937, 23.

Lionel Lindsay, Streeton memorial exhibition souvenir catalogue, 'Streeton', Sydney, 1945, (illus.). cat.no. 48

Lionel Lindsay, Art in Australia [series 3, no. 40], 'Arthur Streeton', pg. 9-11, Sydney, 15 Oct 1931, 11.

Lionel Lindsay, Art in Australia [vol. 1, no. 2], 'Arthur Streeton's place in Australian art', Sydney, 1917. not paginated

Elwyn Lynn, The Australian landscape and its artists, 'Arthur Streeton', pg. 68-71, Rushcutters Bay, 1977, 70 (colour illus.).

John MacDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'On our selection: a moonlit mix', pg. 16-17, Sydney, 21 Feb 2009-22 Feb 2009, 17. NOTE: Review of 'Great Collections' exhibition.

Patrick McCaughey, Australian painters of the heidelberg school, 'Introduction', pg. 6-13, Melbourne, 1979, 12, 151.

Alan McCulloch, Encyclopedia of Australian art (Vol.2, L-Z), 'Arthur Streeton', pg. 1156-1158, Hawthorn East, 1984, 1157.

Alan McCulloch, The golden age of Australian painting - Impressionism and the Heidelberg school, Melbourne, 1969, 49, (colour illus.), 56, 174. plate no. 24A

John McDonald, Art of Australia. Vol 1: Exploration to Federation, ‘Individual and national feeling’, pg. 545-610, Sydney, 2008, 559, 560-561 (colour illus.).

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Menzies Art Brands Pty Ltd [Sydney], Menzies, Sydney: Australian & International Fine Art 24 June 2010, Sydney, 2010, 78, 79 (colour illus.), back cover (colour illus.). Related work: 'Study for "Still glides ..." ; lot 39

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 64

William Moore, The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), 'The camps round Melbourne', pg. 70-84, Sydney, 1934, 72, 160, 189.

Christina Mowle (Editor), Torch: Cary community news, 'Those cow pastures', pg. 18, Victoria, Aug 2008, 18 (colour illus.). NOTE: brief extract from an historical article compiled by Honorary Archivist, Alfred Mellor CBE.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1891, Sydney, 1891, 68. cat.no. 255, Australian Court, titled 'Still glides the stream and shall forever glide'.

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National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. cat.no. 266, Oil Paintings-Australian, titled 'Still Glides the Stream'

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Barry Pearce, Australian Artists, Australian Birds, North Ryde, 1989, 89 (colour illus.). plate no. 72

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D.H. Souter, Art and architecture: the journal of the Institute of Architects of New South Wales, 'Arthur Streeton, artist and his Australian work', pg. 225-229, Sydney, 1905, 224.

William Splatt and Susan Bruce, 100 masterpieces of Australian landscape painting, Melbourne, 1986, cover (colour illus.), 94, 95 (colour illus.). plate no.44

William Splatt, Australian impressionist painters: a pictorial history of the Heidelberg school, 'New South Wales', pg. 73-96, Windsor, 1981, 65 (colour illus.), 73. plate no. 39

William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 52, 53 (colour illus.). plate no. 23

Arthur Streeton, Argus, 'Eaglemont in the 'Eighties: beginnings of art in Australia', pg. 49, Melbourne, 16 Oct 1934, 49.

Arthur Streeton., Getting to know you: Arthur Streeton, 'Eaglemont in the eighties', Western Australia, 1996.

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