- Other Titles
Sadder than a Single Star
- Media category
- Materials used
- oil on canvas
- 92.7 x 38.7 cm stretcher; 114.4 x 60.4 x 3.6 cm frame
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1899
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Shown in 8 exhibitions
Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1899), Vickery's Chambers, Sydney, Aug 1899 -
Sydney Long, A.R.E.: loan exhibition, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Apr 1941–31 May 1941
A memorial exhibition of a selection of paintings by Sydney Long 1878-1955, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Oct 1955 -
Ladies in Landscapes, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 04 Nov 1974–27 Jan 1975
Ladies in Landscapes, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Feb 1975–09 Mar 1975
Sydney Long (1979), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 22 Aug 1979–07 Nov 1979
Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long: Pan, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jun 2009–30 Aug 2009
Australian Symbolism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 May 2012–22 Jul 2012
Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 17 Aug 2012–11 Nov 2012
Referenced in 11 publications
Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 60, 96 (colour illus.), 97. cat.no. 12
Robert Hughes, The art of Australia, Melbourne, 1970, 79.
J. G. de Libra, Australasian art review, 'The poetry of our painting', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 01 Sep 1899, 7,12.
Joanna Mendelssohn, The life and work of Sydney Long, Sydney, 1979, 47 (colour illus.), 73, 74, 231. No. 83; titled 'Sadder than a Single Star that Sets at Twilight in a Land of Reeds (Decoration)'
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, 'Artful atmospheres: Symbolism and photography’, pg. 123-136, Sydney, 2012, 122 (colour illus.), 123, 157 (colour illus.), 146. image on pg.157 is a detail.
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long - Pan, 'Sydney Long: Pan', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 2009, 9 (colour illus.), 10.
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. cat.no. 297, Oil Paintings-Australian, titled 'Sadder than a Single Star'
Ron Radford, Ladies in Landscapes, Ballarat, 1974, (illus.). cat.no. 18; sepia toned reproduction
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 126.
Society of Artists, Society of Artists Spring Exhibition, Sydney, 1899, (illus.).
Kenneth Wilkinson (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 74], Sydney, Feb 1939, 17 (illus.).
Other works by Sydney Long
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