Sydney LONG, The belfry, Bruges Enlarge 1 /1

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 belfry, Bruges c.1919 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper line-etching and drypoint, printed in sepia ink with plate-tone, from one aluminium plate Support: thick smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: 1st state of 2
Impression: presentation proof
Edition: 1st state no edition

Edition Notes: The edition seems to have been printed in black ink, while the proofs are in brown ink.
Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Sid Long ['Long' underlined]'. Titled lower left corner of sheet in black pencil, 'The Belfry Bruges'. not dated. inscribed with edition details lower left corner of sheet in black pencil, '1st ['st' underlined] state, line Etching'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right corner of sheet in black pencil, 'To J.F.W. Stephen Esq / with compliments ['pliments' underlined] / [illeg.]'. Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, 'Catalogue No 34'. Inscribed verso centre right in black pencil, '8 [encircled]'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 25.0 h x 11.5 w cm sheet 33.8 h x 22.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Stephen Collection, purchased 1976.
Accession No: NGA 77.9.12
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
Provenance:
  • 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.