The watercress bed
etching, foul bite, dark brown ink with plate tone on cream wove (cartridge) paper
26.2 x 35.0 cm platemark; 36.4 x 46.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Sydney Long ARE". Not dated.
Gift of Miss B Kelly 1958
Not on display
© Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
Where the work was made
Referenced in 5 publications
Sydney Long, The etched work of Sydney Long, A.R.E.: a complete catalogue of his etchings, Sydney, 1928, (illus.). cat.no. 50; titled 'The land of the lavender' (also known as 'The Watercress Bed'); dated 1923
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, The etchings of Sydney Long: the Richard King Collection, Goulburn, 1990, (illus.). cat.no. 42; titled 'The land of the lavender'; dated 1923; edition 44/60
Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The land of the lavender (The watercress bed)', pg. 173, Canberra, 2012, 172, 173 (colour illus.). cat.no. 84; not AGNSW impression; titled 'The land of the lavender (The watercress bed)'.
Joanna Mendelssohn, The life and work of Sydney Long, Sydney, 1979, 164 (illus.), 257. cat.no. 57; titled 'The land of the lavender'; dated 1923; ANG edition 2/30
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 37 (colour illus.). cat.no. 49