The land of the lavender
Sydney Long (1871–1955)
The watercress bed
Mendelssohn (1979), 57; Paul (1928), 50
line-etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one zinc plate
26.2 x 35.0 cm (plate-mark)
thin smooth cream laid F J Head & Co paper
37.7 x 44.0 cm (sheet)
watermark lower right, 'Hand Made [fragment; runs vertically]'
edition of 30
Inscriptions or device by artist or designated agent
Signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Sydney Long'. Not dated. Inscribed with edition details lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '2/30'.
Inscriptions or device subsequently added to the work
Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, '50 in Catalogue / 'Land of the Lavender' / line etching on zinc 1923'. Inscribed verso upper centre in black pencil, '61 [encircled]'.
Rural scene of people sheltering under a tree beside a river with buildings in the distance.
National Gallery of Australia
Meeting 7, 1976/77 (1977-02-08)
J.W.F. Stephen, who formed a definitive collection of the etched work of Sydney Long. J.A.C. Stephen, the artists son, by descent. Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from J.A.C. Stephen, Sydney, 1977.
The Stephen Collection, purchased 1976.
Reproduced with the kind permission of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938 | Collection: The J.W.F. Stephen collection of Sydney Long etchings, acquired 1976.
Country of context
LONG, Sydney | (1871–1955) Australian | Male | artist