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 Spirit of the plains 1919 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Creation Notes: 1922, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and aquatint, printed in teal ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate Support: thin smooth pale grey laid WSH & Co. paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower left, 'WSH & Co / 1922'; lower right, '[pictorial motif] / WSH & Co'
Edition State: 2nd state
Impression: undesignated impression

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Sydney Long'. not dated. titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'The Spirit of the Plains'. inscribed with edition details lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '2nd state'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left to lower right of sheet in black pencil, '3236c 21 1/2 x 15 1/2 090 1/2 [illeg.] C.B. 31078'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 17.7 h x 35.2 w cm sheet 29.4 h x 46.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.783
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
Image rights: Reproduced with the kind permission of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
  • Purchased by the Acquisitions Committee (Australian National Gallery), from James Lawson Auctioneers, Sydney, 1973.