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Title

'Still glides the stream, and shall for ever glide'

1890


Artist

Arthur Streeton

Australia, England, Australia

08 Apr 1867 - 01 Sep 1943


About

Arthur Streeton painted this landscape at the Eaglemont Homestead near Heidelberg during the summer of 1890, when he was only 22 years old. The scene presents an idealised vision of the Yarra River at Heidelberg, with the Doncaster Tower in the middle distance and the Dandenong Ranges beyond.

The title is taken from Wordsworth’s sonnet ‘Conclusion’ from his poem cycle 'The River Duddon'. A Romantic expression of the mortality and transience of human life contrasted with the enduring beauty of art, the poem appealed to the young painter and expressed something of his own ambitions for his artistic practice.


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Other Titles

An Australian gloaming

Still glides the stream

Still glides the stream and shall forever glide

Still glides the stream and shall for ever glide

Still glides the stream, and shall for ever glide


Place where the work was made

Heidelberg Victoria Australia


Date

1890


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

82.6 x 153.0 cm stretcher; 79.5 x 150.5 cm sight edge; 118.0 x 189.0 x 9.5 cm frame :

0 - Whole; 82 x 153 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., brown oil "Arthur StrEEton - 1890 -/ ...".


Credit

Purchased 1890


Accession number

859


Artist information

Arthur Streeton

Artist profile

Works in the collection

51


Place

Where the work was made
Heidelberg

Shown in 15 exhibitions

Exhibition history