Sydney LONG, The land of the lavender 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 land of the lavender [The watercress bed] 1923 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper line-etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one zinc plate Support: thin smooth cream laid F J Head & Co paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower right, 'Hand Made [fragment; runs vertically]'
Edition State: published state
Impression: 2/30
Edition: 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, '2/30'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, '50 in Catalogue / 'Land of the Lavender' / line etching on zinc 1923'. Inscribed verso upper centre in black pencil, '61 [encircled]'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 26.2 h x 35.0 w cm sheet 37.7 h x 44.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Stephen Collection, purchased 1976.
Accession No: NGA 77.9.61
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.