- Other Titles
- Sydney Harbour from 'Penshurst', Cremorne
Sydney Harbour from Penshurst (Cremorne)
The harbour from Penshurst, Neutral Bay
- Media category
- Materials used
- oil on wood
- 17.7 x 66.0 cm board; 38.0 x 87.0 x 4.4 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, black oil "A Streeton".
Dated l.l. corner, black oil "... 1907".
- Purchased 1962
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Arthur Streeton painted a series of harbour views on narrow wood panels when he visited Sydney in 1906-07. They were painted quickly and from direct observation, recalling his vivid scenes painted on draper's boards while living at the artists' camp at Mosman during the 1890s. Streeton responds to his own personal history and practice in Sydney, but paints in the richer colours and fuller style he has developed in England. They also catered to a demand for his Sydney paintings which were popular with collectors.
This work was painted from 'Penshurst' at Neutral Bay, the home of Streeton's patron Leonard Dodds who owned both 'The railway station, Redfern' 1893. Streeton painted at least three pictures looking out from Dodds's house in 1907, with each work capturing the city and its harbour in a different light and mood.
Shown in 10 exhibitions
Society of Artists spring exhibition (1907), Society Rooms, Queen Victoria Markets, Sydney, 16 Aug 1907–Unknown
Streeton's Sydney sunlight exhibiton, Bernard's Gallery, Melbourne, 01 Oct 1907–08 Oct 1907
Acquisitions 1962, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Apr 1963–12 May 1963
Sydney Harbour: an exhibition to mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of Australia (1963), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Oct 1963–19 Nov 1963
Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977
Bohemians in the bush: the artists' camps of Mosman, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jun 1991–25 Aug 1991
The well built Australian: Micheal Goldberg, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jul 1999–08 Aug 1999
Sydney by ferry, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 13 Apr 2002–04 Aug 2002
Streeton's Sydney, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 04 Aug 2007–23 Sep 2007
Streeton, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 07 Nov 2020–14 Feb 2021
Referenced in 8 publications
Bernard's Gallery, A catalogue of Streeton's Sydney sunlight exhibition, 'Panels', Melbourne, 1907, n.pag.. presumably cat.no. 18, 'The Harbour from Penshurst, Neutral Bay''.
Jonathan Cooper (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales Bulletin, 'The Art of Arthur Streeton', pg. 20-23, Sydney, Aug 1996-Oct 1996, 20-21 (colour illus.).
Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Arthur Streeton', Sydney, 1976, (illus.). cat.no. 8; not paginated
New South Wales Society of Artists, Society of Artists Exhibition, New South Wales, 1907, 22. presumably cat.no. 267, 'The Harbor, from "Penshurst," Neutral Bay'
Albie Thoms, Bohemians in the bush: the artists' camps of Mosman, Sydney, 1991, 64 (colour illus.), 80. cat.no. 94; plate no. 24
Arthur Streeton, The Arthur Streeton catalogue, Melbourne, 1935, 121. presumably cat.no. 311, 'Panel, Harbour from Penshurst'.
Nicola Teffer, Rosie Nice and Caroline Mackaness (Curators), Sydney by ferry, Sydney, 2002, 6. no catalogue numbers
Daniel Thomas., Sydney Harbour, ‘Introduction', Sydney, 1963. cat.no. 30
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