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Fireman's funeral, George Street



Arthur Streeton

England, Australia

08 Apr 1867 – 01 Sep 1943

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  • Details

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    oil on canvas
    45.3 x 38.2 cm stretcher; 66.1 x 60.4 x 6.6 cm frame :

    0 - Whole, 41 x 35.5 cm, sight dimension

    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Purchased 1980
    South Building, ground level, Grand Courts
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    Arthur Streeton

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  • About

    'Fireman's funeral, George Street' is a rainy city streetscene by Streeton that depicts the enormous public response to a fireman's heroic death, as the coffin passes the Sydney Town Hall and Queen Victoria Building construction site.

    International influences on Streeton's choice of subject matter and his evocative approach, include French and British Impressionism as well as the decorative, asymmetrical design and flattened picture plane of Japanese woodcuts. Streeton continued to experiment with these elements throughout the mid-1890s in his numerous paintings of Sydney Harbour and decorative panels on the subject of Sirius Cove completed whilst he was staying at nearby Curlew Camp.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 10 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 7 publications

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