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Self portrait



Arthur Streeton

Australia, England, Australia

08 Apr 1867 - 01 Sep 1943


A leading member of the Heidelberg school of Australian impressionism, Arthur Streeton (1867–1943) is renowned for his sun-drenched vision of the Australian landscape. Moving to Sydney in 1890 he painted many lyrical views of the city, harbour and beaches and adopted an increasingly ambitious scale to produce some of his best known paintings including 'Fire's on'. After a period in London and in France as official war artist during World War I, Streeton returned to Australia to widespread acclaim. This self portrait aged fifty-six portrays the artist at the peak of his success.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006




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Materials used

oil on canvas


61.0 x 53.0 cm stretcher; 80.0 x 70.0 x 6.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r., oil "A.S.".


Gift of the artist at the request of the Trustees 1924


Not on display

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Artist information

Arthur Streeton

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 2 publications


Andrew Sayers, To look within: self portraits in Australia, 'The artist's self-portrait in Australia', pg. 6-33, Brisbane, 2004, 18, 20 (colour illus.).

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 40], Sydney, 15 Oct 1931, (illus.). plate no. 1