Song of the Earth
23 Sep 1925 - 07 Nov 2006
oil, sand on hardboard
129.5 x 122.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., "Coburn/ 60".
Dated verso on frame, "7/60". [not sighted. information sourced from 1960 Acquistion and Purchase book]
Sydney Ure Smith Memorial Fund 1960
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1960), Farmer's Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, 25 Aug 1960–06 Sep 1960
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961
Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary (1962-63):
John Coburn: five decades, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 17 Feb 2004–21 Mar 2004
Referenced in 7 publications
Dennis Colsey and Hal Missingham, One hundred years of Australian landscape painting: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1968, Sydney, 1968, 26 (illus.). cat.no. 33
Lou Klepac, John Coburn: the spirit of colour, 'Establishing a reputation', pg. 44-56, Sydney, 2003, 54 (colour illus.), 213. plate no. 31
Clive Turnbull, Jean Campbell and Daniel Thomas, Australian painting: colonial, impressionist, contemporary, Adelaide, 1962, 41, 74 (colour illus.). cat.no. 78
The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1962: Special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary', Adelaide, 1962. not paginated, cat.no. 100
Editor Unknown (Editor), Nation, Sydney, 10 Sep 1960.
Editor Unknown, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 25 Aug 1960.
Unknown (Editor), Sun, Sydney, 25 Aug 1960.