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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 home of the rooks 1918 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper line-etching, printed in warm black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: 1st state
Impression: proof
Edition: edition of 50; plus 1st state proof

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Sydney Long.' not dated. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '1st state'. inscribed lower left corner, 'The home of the rooks'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, '30 in Catalogue / Line etching on Copper 1918'. Inscribed verso upper centre in black pencil, 34 [encircled]'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 30.0 h x 22.5 w cm sheet 38.4 h x 26.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Stephen Collection, purchased 1976.
Accession No: NGA 77.9.27
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.