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

Reminiscences - a derelict [The derelict, Narrabeen (AGNSW)] 1928, before Title Notes: The drypoint is based on the watercolour, 'The old wreck', c.1905, in the collection of the Ballarat Art Gallery.The vertical composition of the watercolour has been altered to a horizontal format in the drypoint - which brings the boat forward in the composition.
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint, printed in black ink, from one Zinc plate Support: paper
Edition State: 1st state
Edition: only impression

Primary Insc: Signed lower right 'Sydney Long'. Inscribed lower left 'Drypoint'. Inscribed on original mount '1st and only state'.
Dimensions: image 9.2 h x 14.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Stephen Collection, purchased 1976.
Accession No: NGA 77.9.87
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.