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The Gloucester Buckets



Arthur Streeton

Australia, England, Australia

08 Apr 1867 - 01 Sep 1943


Other Title

Landscape (the A.A. Company's million acres)



Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


80.5 x 153.7 cm stretcher; 114.5 x 186.5 x 10.7 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, brown oil "Ar(illeg.) STREETon '94/...".


Purchased 1918


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Arthur Streeton

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 10 publications


Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 18 (colour illus.), 21. cat. no. 9, titled 'The Gloucester Buckets'

Ann Galbally and Anne Gray (Editors), Letters from Smike: the letters of Arthur Streeton, 1890-1943, Melbourne, 1989, 62-63. General reference to Streeton's journey to Gloucester in 1894

Ann Galbally, Arthur Streeton, Melbourne, 1969, 28 (illus.). illus. no. 11

Anne Kern, Arthur Streeton the man and his art, 'Inland New South Wales (1890s)', pg. 25 - 28., Leichhardt, 1981, 26 (colour illus.). plate no. 6A

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Loan exhibition of Australian art: collection of paintings and drawings by Australian artists executed during the last 25 to 35 Years, Sydney, 1918, 6. cat. no. 32, titled 'Gloucester Buckets, N.S.W.', lent by J.M. Conroy

John Olsen, Art and Australia [series 3, vol. 1, no. 3], 'Sir Arthur Streeton', pg. 160-165, Sydney, Nov 1963. titled 'Gloucester Buckets'

William Splatt and Susan Bruce, 100 masterpieces of Australian landscape painting, Melbourne, 1986, 7, 114-115 (colour illus.). plate no. 54, titled 'The Gloucester Buckets'

Arthur Streeton, The Arthur Streeton catalogue, Melbourne, 1935. cat. no. 136 titled, 'Gloucester Buckets (sunny)'

Sydney Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens and Charles Lloyd Jones (Editors), The art of Arthur Streeton, Sydney, 1919, (colour illus.). Plate no. IX, titled 'Gloucester Buckets'

John Williams, Quarantined Culture: Aust Reactions to Modernism, Sydney, 1995, 85, 197, 210, 211, 246. plate no. 13, titled 'The Gloucester Buckets'