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

Moel Siabod, North Wales c.1920 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper soft-ground etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: Not published
Impression: 1st proof
Edition: no edition printed; only proof, plate destroyed

Primary Insc: Signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Sydney Long'. Titled lower left corner of sheet in black pencil, 'Moel Siabod / North Wales ['th Wa' underlined]'. Inscribed with edition details lower left corner of sheet in black pencil, '1st and only proof plate destroyed ['st' underlined]'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, '48 in Catalogue'. Inscribed verso upper centre in black pencil, '- 2 -'. Inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, 'Moel Siabod, North Wales / soft ground / 1 proof only exists'. Inscribed verso lower centre in black pencil, '42 [encircled]'.
Dimensions: printed image 15.8 h x 20.8 w cm plate-mark 15.8 h x 20.8 w cm sheet 20.8 h x 26.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Stephen Collection, purchased 1976.
Accession No: NGA 77.9.92
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.