The music lesson
20 Aug 1871 - 23 Jan 1955
The flute player
oil on canvas
71.7 x 51.4 cm stretcher; 94.7 x 74.3 x 3.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "SID LONG.". Not dated.
Not on display
© Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
Shown in 9 exhibitions
The Australian Aborigine Portrayed in Art: Adelaide Festival of Arts 1974, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Mar 1974 -
Ladies in Landscapes:
Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977
Sydney Long (1979), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 22 Aug 1979–07 Nov 1979
Australian arcady: landscape paintings from the collection of the the Art Galery of New South Wales:
- Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst 21 Apr 1983–22 May 1983
- Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Emu Plains 27 May 1983–19 Jun 1983
- Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia 25 Jun 1983–22 Jul 1983
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 26 Aug 1983–30 Sep 1983
Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art 1890's-1930's, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1989–26 Nov 1989
A Bird in the Hand, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 01 Mar 1999–30 Jun 1999
Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long: Pan, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jun 2009–30 Aug 2009
Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 17 Aug 2012–11 Nov 2012
Referenced in 16 publications
Geoffrey Dutton, The Art Gallery of South Australia Festival Exhibitions 1974, 'The Australian Aborigine portrayed in art', pg. 34-41, Adelaide, 1974, 36, 39 (colour illus.), 40. cat.no. 58, titled 'The flute player'
Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, 'The Antipodean Arcady / 'When Pan purloined Apollo's lyre'', pg. 8-31, Sydney, Sep 1989, 11, 15, 16 (illus.), 63.
Anne Gray, Australia, 'Art nation: Australian landscape 1880-1920', pg. 146-183, London, 2013, 152 (colour illus.). fig.no. 30
Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 54, 55 (colour illus., detail), 56, 58, 60, 69, 106 (colour illus.), 107, 121, 124, 182. cat.no. 19
Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Sydney Long', Sydney, 1976, (illus.). cat.no. 17; not paginated
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long - Pan, 'Sydney Long: Pan', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 2009, 10 (colour illus.).
Ursula Prunster, Australian arcady: Landscape paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, Sydney, 1983. cat.no. 17; not paginated
Ron Radford, Ladies in Landscapes, 'Ladies in landscapes', Ballarat, 1974, (colour illus.). cat.no. 19; not paginated
White on black: the Australian Aborigine portrayed in art, Melbourne, 1974, (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Acquisitions for 1969', pg. 538, Sydney, Jul 1970, 540 (illus.), 541. plate no. 7
Barry Pearce, Australian Artists, Australian Birds, North Ryde, 1989, 93 (colour illus.). plate no. 76
Unknown and Unknown (Compilators), A new beginning: the story of three first fleeters and descendants. Addenda 2 compiled March 2004, Longueville, Mar 2004, 34 (colour illus.).
Helen McDonald, Erotic ambiguities: the female nude in art, 'Historical ambiguity', pg. 53-74, London, 2001, 71, 72 (illus.), 73.
Laurie Duggan, Ghost nation: imagined space and Australian visual culture 1901-1939, 'Seedless flowers', pg. 37-42, St. Lucia, 2001, 41-42, (illus.). NOTE: Reproduced between pages 136-137.
Ron Radford, Our country: Australian Federation landscape 1900-1914, 'The symbolic landscape', pg. 60-92, Adelaide, 2001, 88.
Unknown, Birds, Canberra, 1999, 10.