Arthur STREETON, Five dancers fan Enlarge 1 /1


Duneed, Victoria, Australia 1867 – Olinda, Victoria, Australia 1943

  • England 1897-1906, 1907-24

Five dancers fan c.1915 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, painting in watercolour and gouache Support: silk

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower right in black pencil, '3'
Dimensions: image 30.8 h x 63.2 w cm sheet 33.4 h x 67.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Accession No: NGA 73.1211
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne, November 1973.

Streeton admired Charles Conder’s fan designs, commenting in 1901 that he didn’t think anything could be more beautiful. Streeton exhibited Five dancers fan in 1928 together with a group of watercolours and fan designs made during his time as an orderly in the First World War.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra