Sydney LONG, The Arun at Pulborough 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 Arun at Pulborough 1923 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint and burnishing, printed in black ink with plate tone, from one zinc plate Support: thick cream wove paper
Edition State: 1st state of 1
Impression: proof
Edition: only proof; plate destroyed.

Edition Notes: The area above the bridge has been extensively burnished. The plate appears to be very thin and the corners distinctly rounded.
Primary Insc: Signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Sydney Long [partially underlined]'. nscribed lower left 'Drypoint / The Arun at Pulborough / drypoint. 1st state'. Inscribed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Send this to Jack Stephens / with my compliments. It is the only proof / in existence. The plate is destroyed.'
Tertiary Insc: Signed lower right corner of sheet in pencil, 'JW Stephens'. Inscribed on verson upper right in pencil, 'R3'. Inscribed on verso upper centre in pencil, '47 [encircled with number crossed out]'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 14.3 h x 10.5 w cm sheet 38.0 h x 28.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Stephen Collection, purchased 1976.
Accession No: NGA 77.9.58
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.