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An image of 'Still glides the stream, and shall for ever glide' by Arthur Streeton

Arthur Streeton

(Australia, England, Australia 08 Apr 1867 – 01 Sep 1943)

Title
'Still glides the stream, and shall for ever glide'
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 of origin
HeidelbergVictoriaAustralia
Year
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
Location
19th c Australian art
Further information

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 spires of Doncaster 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.

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Exhibition history (14)

Winter exhibition (1890), Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne, 29 Mar 1890 -

Streeton's Sydney sunshine exhibition (1896), Exhibition Venue Unknown, 30 Nov 1896 -

Exhibition of Australian art in London (1898), Grafton Galleries, London, 02 Apr 1898–31 Jul 1898

Loan exhibition of the works of Arthur Streeton, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Nov 1931–20 Jan 1932

The Centenary art exhibition (1934), Commonwealth Bank Chambers, Melbourne, 08 Oct 1934 -

Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition:

100 years of Australian painting (1948), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1948–17 May 1948

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

A century of Australian landscape painting: mood and moment:

Golden Summers - Heidelberg and beyond:

Arthur Streeton:

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Australian Impressionism, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 31 Mar 2007–08 Jul 2007

Great collections (2009):