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 camp in the forest 1920 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper soft-ground etching, printed in warm black ink, from one plate Support: thin smooth cream laid Ingres d'Arches paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark upper left 'MBM [inverted]', lower left, '(FRANCE), lower right, 'INGRES D'ARCHES'
Edition State: 1st state of 2; before the plate was trimmed at bottom
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: 1st state edition unknown; 2nd state edition of 30

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Sydney Long'. not dated. inscribed with edition details lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '1st State'. inscribed with edition details lower left corner of sheet in black pencil, '1st State'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 37.6 h x 27.3 w cm sheet 44.4 h x 32.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Stephen Collection, purchased 1976.
Accession No: NGA 77.9.42
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.