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Cremorne pastoral



Arthur Streeton

Australia, England, Australia

08 Apr 1867 - 01 Sep 1943


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia



Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


91.5 x 137.2 cm stretcher; 89.5 x 135.0 cm sight edge; 143.5 x 189.0 x 8.0 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, brown oil "Arthur StrEEton / ... 1895".


Purchased 1895

Accession number


Artist information

Arthur Streeton

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 20 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 66 publications


Julian Ashton, The art of Arthur Streeton, 'Introduction', pg. 1-3, Sydney, 1919, 3, (colour illus.). plate no. VIII

Julian Ashton., Daily telegraph, ‘National Art Gallery: The Australian Court’, Sydney, 27 Sep 1905, unknown.

Leigh Astbury, Sunlight and shadow: Australian impressionist painters 1880-1900, 'Sun-girdled Queen: Sydney in the 1890s', pg. 107-132, Rushcutters Bay, 1989, 116 (colour illus.), 117. plate no. 85

Herbert Badham, A study of Australian art, 'The first harvest', pg. 61-115, Sydney, 1949, 66.

Tim Bonyhady, Images in opposition: Australian landscape painting 1801–1890, 'Contrasting lights', pg. 135-154, Melbourne, 1985, 150-151.

Helen Campbell, Wynne centenary 1897-1997: a selection of past winners from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997.

Edmund Capon AM, OBE, 10 Masterpieces of Australian Painting, Sydney, 1993, (colour illus.).

Edmund Capon AM, OBE, I blame Duchamp: my life's adventures in art, 'John Bull and the Little Boy at Manly', pg. 321-333, Sydney, 2009, 328.

Jane Clark, Golden summers: Heidelberg and beyond, 'Sydney Harbour', pg. 150-152, Melbourne, 1985, 162 (colour illus.).

Jane Clark, Australian Impressionism, 'High Noon on the Hawkesbury River: Arthur Streeton in the Hawkesbury District of New South Wales', pg. 261-268, Melbourne, 2007, 268, 339, 222-223 (colour illus.). 11.14

Jonathan Cooper (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales Bulletin, 'The Art of Arthur Streeton', pg. 20-23, Sydney, Aug 1996-Oct 1996, 22 (colour illus.).

Robert Croll and Lionel Lindsay, Arthur Streeton memorial exhibition, Adelaide, 1944. 3

D.H.Souter, Art and architecture: the journal of the Institute of Architects of New South Wales, 'Arthur Streeton, artist and his Australian work', pg. 225-229, Sydney, 1905, 225 (illus.), 226.

Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, Sydney, Sep 1989, 9.

Farmer & Co Limited (Compilator), Catalogue exhibition and sale of paintings by Arthur Streeton, 'Arthur Streeton', pg. 4-6, Sydney, Nov 1923, 5, 10. auction/sale no. 2 [page 10]

Brian Finemore., The arts in Australia: Australian Impressionism, 'Freedom from prejudice: an introduction to the Australian collection in teh National Gallery of Victoria", Melbourne, 1977, 6 (illus.).

Ann Galbally, Arthur Streeton, 'Chelsea: 1898-1908', pg. 34-55, Melbourne, 1969, 51 (colour illus.), 81. 67

George Galway, Fifty years of Australian art 1879-1929, New South Wales, 1929, 15 (colour illus.).

Mike Gibson, Daily Telegraph, 'Harbour's master of art and soul', pg. 10, Sydney, 11 Oct 1996, 10.

Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 46 (colour illus.), 87.

David Hansen, Australian book review, 'Bold claims and paradoxes', pg. 12-13, South Australia, Mar 2009, 12. Book review of John McDonald's 'The Art of Australia, vol 1: Exploration to Federation'.

Stuart Hill and Martin Mulligan, Ecological pioneers: a social history of Australian ecological thought and action, 'Seeing the land in a new light: people and landscapes in Australian art', pg. 34-71, Cambridge, 2001, 50.

Ursula Hoff, Art and Australia, 'Arthur Streeton at Coogee', pg. 386-389, Sydney, Jun 1967, 389.

Robert Hughes, The art of Australia, 'The Heidelberg school 1885-96', pg. 53-73, Melbourne, 1970, 63.

John Huxley, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Landscaped crusaders', pg. 4-5, Sydney, 09 Jan 2012, 5 (colour illus.).

Anne Kern, Arthur Streeton the man and his art, 'Sydney early 1890s', pg. 21-24, Leichhardt, 1981, 21, 22 (colour illus.). plate no. 50

Lionel Lindsay and Robert Campbell, Australia paintings by Arthur Streeton and Arthur Boyd: the XXIX Biennale Venice 1958, Australia, 1958. 3

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. not paginated, 114 [Gallery No. 2]

Lionel Lindsay, Streeton memorial exhibition souvenir catalogue, 'Streeton', Sydney, 1945. 32

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Arthur Streeton', Sydney, 1976, colour illus.. 7, not paginated

Patrick McCaughey and Jack Manton, Australian painters of the heidelberg school, Melbourne, 1979.

Alan McCulloch, The golden age of Australian painting - Impressionism and the Heidelberg school, Melbourne, 1969, 176. plate no. 91b

John McDonald, Art of Australia. Vol 1: Exploration to Federation, ‘Individual and national feeling’, pg. 545-610, Sydney, 2008, 576, 577 (colour illus.), 579.

John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'In a new light', pg. 13, Sydney, 19 Oct 1996, 13.

William Moore, The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), 'Australian school of landscape painters', pg. 85-121, Sydney, 1934, 96, 169, 189.

William Moore, The Courier Mail, 'Art and artists', pg. 24, Brisbane, 09 Jun 1928.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. 257; Oil Paintings

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1893, Sydney, 1893. 463; titled 'Cremorne Pastoral'

Lloyd O'Neil, Classic Australian paintings, South Yarra, 1983, (illus.). plate no. 30

Barry Pearce, Art treasures: candidate citites for the 2000 Olympic Games: Beijing, Berlin, Brasilia, Istanbul, Manchester, Sydney, 'Cremorne pastoral', pg. 168, Lausanne, 1993, 168, 169 (colour illus.). 5 Sydney

Barry Pearce, Look, 'A quiet love affair: private passion over 33 years gives birth to a book', pg. 26-29, Sydney, Sep 2014, 26. extract

Barry Pearce, A century of Australian landscape: mood and moment, Sydney, 1983, 15, 43 (colour illus.). 25

Ursula Prunster, Australian arcady: Landscape paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, Sydney, 1983, (colour illus.). 9 Note no pagination.

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 201.

Geoffrey Smith, Arthur Streeton, 1867-1943, ''City of laughing loveliness! Sun-girdled Queen!' Sydney 1890-97', pg. 67-130, South Yarra, 1995, 100, 101 (colour illus.). 41

William Splatt and Susan Bruce, 100 masterpieces of Australian landscape painting, Melbourne, 1986, 118, 119 (colour illus.). plate no. 56

Arthur Streeton, The Arthur Streeton catalogue, Melbourne, 1935, 117. 148

Daniel Thomas., Sydney Harbour, 'Introduction', Sydney, 1963. 26

David Thomas, Deutscher and Hackett Fine art auction: Melbourne Wednesday 31 August 2011, Catalogue entry for Lot 11 Arthur Streeton 'Panoramic view of Sydney Harbour, across Cremorne', pg. 32-33, Woollahra, Aug 2011, 32.

David Thomas, Deutscher and Hackett fine art auction: Sydney 28 August 2013, 'Arthur Streeton', pg. 74-75, Melbourne, Aug 2013, 74.

Laurie Thomas (Editor), Jubilee exhibition of Australian art, Sydney, 1951, 41, 54 (colour illus.). 115

Albie Thoms, Bohemians in the bush: the artists' camps of Mosman, 'The Curlew Camp', pg. 49-69, Sydney, 1991, 46 (colour illus.), 55, 59, 79-80. plate no. 20, 86

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 1.9.1891-4.5.1898, Sydney, 1891-1898, 25 September 1895, 28 October 1895, 6 August 1896.

Vivienne Webb, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Golden age', pg. 37-38, Sydney, 2000, 18, 37 (colour illus.), 38, 50 (colour illus.), 302.

Christopher Wray, Arthur Streeton: painter of light, 'City of laughing loveliness', pg. 72-84, Milton, 1993, 78.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Lone hand, Sydney, 01 Jul 1907, 307.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Australian magazine, 'Impressionism in Art', Sydney, Aug 1899, 347.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 21 Oct 1895, 3.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 27 Sep 1895, 6.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 27 Sep 1895, 2.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Herald, Melbourne, 12 Sep 1924, 6.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 26 Jan 1938, 9.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Argus, Melbourne, 05 Sep 1944, 6.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The advertiser, Adelaide, 08 Nov 1944, 4.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Australian art masterpieces, South Yarra, 1984, (illus.). plate no. 61

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph, Sydney, 22 Nov 1921, 9.