A bush idyll
Australia, England, Australia
08 Apr 1867 - 01 Sep 1943
What though amongst the leaves hast never known
oil on wood
54.3 x 31.5 cm board; 72.0 x 49.1 x 7.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, brown oil "ARTHUR STREETON/ 1896".
Gift of Dr Joseph Brown 1991
Not on display
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Loan exhibition of the works of Arthur Streeton, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Nov 1931–20 Jan 1932
Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994
Australian Impressionism, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 31 Mar 2007–08 Jul 2007
Looking for faeries: The Victorian tradition, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 16 Oct 2010–28 Nov 2010
Australian Symbolism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 May 2012–22 Jul 2012
Referenced in 7 publications
Masters of the Heidelberg School, Leichhardt, 1998, 34 (colour illus.). plate no. 30
Anna Clabburn., Looking for faeries: the Victorian tradition, 'The legacy of English fairy painting', Bendigo, 2010. Not paginated; List of works at the back.
Ted Gott, Australian Impressionism, ''Gently I wave the visible world away': Charles Conder, Arthur Streeton and the 'Problem Children' of Australian Impressionism', pg. 239-247, Melbourne, 2007, 342, 259 (colour illus.). cat.no. 13.11 Note: Alternative title used.
Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 49, 50, 51 (colour illus.), 60, 85, 137.
Anne Gray, Tom Roberts, 'Harmonic arrangements: Tom Roberts' painting', pg. 31-60, Canberra, 2015, 48 (colour illus.), 350.
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, ‘Dreams of the bohemian idyll: Charles Conder and his impact’, pg. 90-110, Sydney, 2012, 92, 97 (colour illus.), 147.
Arthur Streeton, Loan exhibition of the works of Arthur Streeton, Sydney, 1931.