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Title

The spirit of the plains


Artist

Sydney Long

Australia, England

20 Aug 1871 - 23 Jan 1955


Details


Place where the work was made

London England


Dates

(1919)
printed (1922)


Media category

Print


Materials used

aquatint, etching, printed in brown ink on buff wove paper


Edition

Artist's proof


Dimensions

17.7 x 35.1 cm platemark; 26.6 x 43.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Sydney Long ARE.". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Miss B. Kelly 1958


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9850


Artist information

Sydney Long

Works in the collection

142


Place

Where the work was made
London

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 12 publications

Bibliography


Roger Butler, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'Sydney Long and Australian Printmaking', pg. 73-76, Canberra, 2012, 73, 74, 163 (colour illus.). cat.no. 74; dated 1919, printed 1922

Roger Arthur Butler, Printed images by Australian artists 1885-1955, Canberra, 2007, 37 (colour illus.). printed in black ink; Collection of National Gallery of Australia

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, 64.

Sydney Long, The etched work of Sydney Long, A.R.E.: a complete catalogue of his etchings, Sydney, 1928, (illus.). cat.no. 16; titled 'The spirit of the plains'; dated 1918

Sarah Engledow', The world of Thea Proctor, 'The world of Thea Proctor', pg. 16-84, Canberra, 2005, 22.

Renée Free, Fin de Siècle, Sydney, Jan 1994.

Grahame Kime., Heaven on earth: Visions of arcadia, 'Visions of Arcadia', Gymea, 2005. List of works; not paginated

Richard King, The etchings of Sydney Long: the Richard King Collection, 'Sydney Long - the etcher', pg. 12-22, Goulburn, 1990, 13-14. cat.no. 50; titled 'The spirit of the plains'; dated 1919; edition 35/50 from the second plate

Hendrik Kolenberg, Animals on paper - from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, Sydney, 1992. cat.no. 37

Joanna Mendelssohn, The life and work of Sydney Long, 'Prints', pg. 105-118, Sydney, 1979, 109-110, 142 (illus.), 252. cat.no. 27; titled 'The spirit of the plains'; dated 1918; ANG edition 1/50 1st State, and 2nd State impression

Joanna Mendelssohn, Art & Australia, ‘Australian symbolism: the art of dreams’, pg. 309, Sydney, Summer 2012, 309. exhibition review; reference to the original painting

Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, ‘Sydney Long: Arcadian myth and the decorative landscape’, pg. 110-122, Sydney, 2012, 116.