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An image of The music lesson by Sydney Long

Sydney Long

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

The music lesson
Other titles:
The flute player
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

71.7 x 51.4 cm stretcher; 94.7 x 74.3 x 3.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "SID LONG.". Not dated.
Purchased 1969
Accession number
© Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
Not on display
Bibliography (16)

Laurie Duggan, Ghost nation: imagined space and Australian visual culture 1901-1939, 'Seedless flowers', pg. 37-42, St. Lucia, 2001, 41-42, (illus.). NOTE: Reproduced between pages 136-137.

Geoffrey Dutton, The Art Gallery of South Australia Festival Exhibitions 1974, 'The Australian Aborigine portrayed in art', pg. 34-41, Adelaide, 1974, 36, 39 (colour illus.), 40. 58, titled 'The flute player'

Geoffrey Dutton, White on black: the Australian Aborigine portrayed in art, Melbourne, 1974, (colour illus.).

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, 15, 16 (illus.), 63.

Anne Gray, Australia, 'Art nation: Australian landscape 1880-1920', pg. 146-183, London, 2013, 152 (colour illus.). 30

Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 54, 55 (colour illus., detail), 56, 58, 60, 69, 106 (colour illus.), 107, 121, 124, 182. 19

Elizabeth Lawson, Birds, Canberra, 1999, 10.

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Sydney Long', Sydney, 1976, (illus.). 17; not paginated

Helen McDonald, Erotic ambiguities: the female nude in art, 'Historical ambiguity', pg. 53-74, London, 2001, 71, 72 (illus.), 73.

Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long - Pan, 'Sydney Long: Pan', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 2009, 10 (colour illus.).

Barry Pearce, Australian Artists, Australian Birds, North Ryde, 1989, 93 (colour illus.). plate no. 76

Ursula Prunster, Australian arcady: Landscape paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, Sydney, 1983. 17; not paginated

Ron Radford, Ladies in Landscapes, 'Ladies in landscapes', Ballarat, 1974, (colour illus.). 19; not paginated

Ron Radford, Our country: Australian Federation landscape 1900-1914, 'The symbolic landscape', pg. 60-92, Adelaide, 2001, 88.

Helen Silk and Tom Silk (Compilators), A new beginning: the story of three first fleeters and descendants. Addenda 2 compiled March 2004, Longueville, Mar 2004, 34 (colour illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Acquisitions for 1969', pg. 538, Sydney, Jul 1970, 540 (illus.), 541. plate no. 7

Exhibition history (9)

The Australian Aborigine Portrayed in Art: Adelaide Festival of Arts 1974, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Mar 1974 -

Ladies in Landscapes:

Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977

Sydney Long (1979), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 22 Aug 1979–07 Nov 1979

Australian arcady: landscape paintings from the collection of the the Art Galery of New South Wales:

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

A Bird in the Hand, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 01 Mar 1999–30 Jun 1999

Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long: Pan, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jun 2009–30 Aug 2009

Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 17 Aug 2012–11 Nov 2012