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Title

Vase with pastoral design of dancing figures by Sydney Long

1909


Artist

Mildred Lovett

Australia

13 Sep 1880 - 23 Mar 1955


About

Mildred Lovett’s 'Vase with pastoral design of dancing figures by Sydney Long' is based on the painting 'Fantasy' by Long. Demonstrating the Arts and Crafts ideal of an exchange between painting and the decorative arts, Lovett developed her composition from Long’s painting in a vase design. The painting’s flattened Art-Nouveau pattern is transposed by the rhythmic rise of the vase’s curved form.


Details


Other Title

Vase with pastoral design


Date

1909


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hand painted porcelain with overglaze decoration


Dimensions

26.4 x 14 .0 cm diam.


Credit

Purchased 1909


Accession number

2223


Artist information

Mildred Lovett

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards and Alisa de Torres, Australian decorative arts, Sydney, 1991, 11 (illus.). cat.no. 35

Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 58, 113, 198 (colour illus.). cat.no. 113

Jackie Menzies, Project 24: Cicadas and gumnuts - the Society of Arts and Crafts 1906-1935, Sydney, 1978. cat.no. 68; titled 'Vase with pastoral design'; Collection of Art Gallery of New South Wales

Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, ‘Sydney Long: Arcadian myth and the decorative landscape’, pg. 110-123, Sydney, 2012, 120 (colour illus.), 146.

Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long - Pan, 'Sydney Long: Pan', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 2009, 7 (colour illus.).

Wendy Symonds (Editor), Look, 'In the Picture', pg. 18, Heidelberg, 18 (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Lone Hand, 'The Art of the Year', pg. 663-678, Sydney, 01 Apr 1910, 669 (b&w illus.). Vase - painted by Miss Lovett, designed by Sid Long.