Sydney LONG

Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia 1871 – London, England 1955

  • England, Europe 1910-21
  • Australia 1921- 22
  • England 1922-25
  • Australia 1925-52
  • England from 1952

The old mill 1919 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper line-etching, sandgrain-etching and aquatint, printed in brown ink, from one copper plate Support: medium-weight soft smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: 1st state of 2; published state
Impression: 1/60
Edition: 1st state proposed edition of 60, only about 6 printed; 2nd state, plate reworked edition of 60 completed

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Sydney Long ['Long' underlined]'. not dated. not titled. inscribed with edition details lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '1/60'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, '33 in Catalogue / Line etching + Aquatint / on copper 1960 / In British Museum'. Inscribed verso upper centre in black pencil, '10 [encircled]'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 24.8 h x 30.4 w cm sheet 35.5 h x 44.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Stephen Collection, purchased 1976.
Accession No: NGA 77.9.5
Subject: Collection: The J.W.F. Stephen collection of Sydney Long etchings, acquired 1976. Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
Image rights: Reproduced with the kind permission of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
  • J.W.F. Stephen, who formed a definitive collection of the etched work of Sydney Long. J.A.C. Stephen, the artist’s son, by descent. Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from J.A.C. Stephen, Sydney, 1977.