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Title

Lilium auratum

circa 1909


Artist

Arthur Streeton

Australia, England, Australia

08 Apr 1867 - 01 Sep 1943


About

Renowned for his iconic vision of Australian pastoral landscapes, Arthur Streeton produced few flower paintings in his early career. From 1920 onward, however, he painted numerous still life works depicting cut flowers, including 'Lilium Auratum', displaying his interest in the traditional artistic concerns of the genre.

Streeton painted this still life over an earlier Gloucester Buckets landscape.


Details


Other Title

Lilies


Date

circa 1909


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas, later mounted on hardboard


Dimensions

134.2 x 85.0 cm board; 159.2 x 108.5 x 6.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l., brown oil "A. STREETON". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mr Frank Rickwood in memory of Justin Robert Rainey (1924-1985) 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

137.1995


Artist information

Arthur Streeton

Artist profile

Works in the collection

52


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Ann Elias, Sydney College of the Arts, Useless beauty: Flowers and Australian art, United Kingdom, 2015, 55, 243, plate 19 (colour illus.).

Athenaeum Gallery, Paintings by Arthur Streeton, Melbourne, 1961. cat.no. 11 [possibly according to Geoffrey Smith, 1995]

Athenaeum Gallery, A retrospective exhibition of paintings by Arthur Streeton (1933), Melbourne, 1933. cat.no. 21

Margaret Berkeley, The Australian women's weekly, 'Streeton home keeps artistic atmosphere', pg. 8-9, Sydney, 05 May 1965, 9 (illus.).

Arthur Streeton, The Arthur Streeton catalogue, Melbourne, 1935. cat.no. 1067