[Panoramic view of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline], 1894 / painted by Arthur Streeton

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[Panoramic view of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline], 1894 / painted by Arthur Streeton

Call numbers

ML 1513 , Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Recent Acquisitions, Room 1, North Wall, no. 304

Record identifier

nM70JOeY

[Panoramic view of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline], 1894 / painted by Arthur Streeton

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[Panoramic view of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline], 1894 / painted by Arthur Streeton

Full title

[Panoramic view of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline], 1894 / painted by Arthur Streeton

Date

1894

Call Numbers

ML 1513 , Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Recent Acquisitions, Room 1, North Wall, no. 304

Record Identifier

nM70JOeY

Formats

Physical Description

Contents

1 painting - 15.5 x 70 cm. - oil

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Creator died before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

Physical Access Conditions

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

An oil painting on drapers panel of a view of Sydney Harbour from a high vantage point on Curraghbeena Point, looking out across Cremorne Point, over Fort Denison, with the city and the Botanic Gardens in the background.

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

[Panoramic view of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline], 1894 / painted by Arthur Streeton

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

General note

This painting was given by Emily Cecelia Bowden-Smith, as a gift for her husband, Admiral Nathaniel Bowden-Smith, in 1894, who was Commander of the Australian Fleet between 1892 and 1894. She wanted to give him something as a souvenir of their time in Sydney, which was about to conclude. Mrs Bowden-Smith displayed it in the drawing room at a functi...

Signature / Inscriptions

Signed and dated lower right: "Streeton / .94". On the reverse is a label: “N.B.S from E.C. B-S, 10th November 1894 in remembrance of two happy years in Sydney”. [N.B.S. for Nathaniel Bowden-Smith; E.C. B-S for Emily Cecelia Bowden-Smith.] Two labels on back of frame: Exhibited 'Arthur Streeton and the Australian Coast'. 11 December 2004-6 March 2...

Description source

Untitled. Titled by cataloguer.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Justin Miller Art, January 2019

Administrative / Biographical history

Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) was one of Australia’s best known artists, and a key figure in the Australian Impressionist school. Streeton played with the panel “slice” idea from the early 1890s. All these panels from the 1890s and 1907 measure much around 17 x 65 cm. It was a formula unique to Streeton and he painted at least twelve of these panels...

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

ML 1513 , Status: On display – Paintings from the Collection, Recent Acquisitions, Room 1, North Wall, no. 304

Record Identifier

nM70JOeY

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/nM70JOeY

OTHER IDENTIFIERS

Reference code

9623612

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