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

Magpies [The early bird] 1920 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper line-etching and drypoint, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: medium-weight smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: 1st state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. inscribed with edition details lower left corner of sheet in black pencil, '1st state'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, '7 in Catalogue / Line etching on Copper / 1920 / In British / Museum'. Inscribed verso uppper centre in black pencil, '59 [encircled]'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 13.4 h x 29.8 w cm sheet 23.8 h x 40.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Stephen Collection, purchased 1976.
Accession No: NGA 77.9.41
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.