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An image of The spirit of the plains by Sydney Long

Sydney Long

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

Title
The spirit of the plains
Place of origin
LondonEngland
Year
(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
Accession number
9850
Copyright
© Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (12)

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, Paddington, 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.

Exhibition history (4)

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

Animals on paper: from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours:

Fin de Siècle: posters prints drawings from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jan 1994–13 Mar 1994

Heaven on Earth: Visions of Arcadia, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 01 Oct 2005–27 Nov 2005