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The melon

(circa 1920)


Arthur Streeton

Australia, England, Australia

08 Apr 1867 - 01 Sep 1943


Other Titles


Still life (melon)


(circa 1920)

Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


45.4 x 56.0 cm stretcher; 75.2 x 86.0 x 10.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, brown oil "A STREETON". Not dated.


Purchased 1937


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Arthur Streeton

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 11 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 13 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Dead Sun, Sydney, 1997.

Robert Croll and Lionel Lindsay, Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition, Adelaide, 1944, n.pag.. 7

David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Exhibition of pictures by Sir Arthur Streeton, Sydney, Apr 1937, n.pag.. 41

Fine Arts Society Gallery, Exhibition of oil paintings by Arthur Streeton, Melbourne, 1931, n.pag.. 17

Ann Galbally, Arthur Streeton, Melbourne, 1969, 85. 212

Macquarie Galleries, Exhibition of oil paintings by Arthur Streeton, Sydney, 1927, n.pag.. 8

National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition, Melbourne, 1944, n.pag.. 103

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 204. 672

Arthur Streeton, The Arthur Streeton catalogue, Melbourne, 1935, 105 (illus.), 134. 805

Arthur Streeton, Loan exhibition of the works of Arthur Streeton, Sydney, 1931, 6. 69

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia: Arthur Streeton number, Sydney, Oct 1931, 43 (illus.). plate no. 16

Gavin Wilson, Cuisine & country: a gastronomic venture in Australian art, 'Cuisine & Country', pg. 9-66, New South Wales, 2008, 19 (colour illus.), 22, 88.

Author Unknown, Catalogue of the final exhibition of Arthur Streeton's pictures, Sydney, 1920, n.pag.. 26