An image of From my camp (Sirius Cove)

Arthur Streeton

(Australia, England, Australia 08 Apr 1867 – 01 Sep 1943)

From my camp (Sirius Cove)

Other titles:
Sirius Cove
19th c Australian art
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Sydney is an artists’ city – glorious – Roberts & I go to Mossman’s Bay [sic] & pull through the lazy green water, & then lunch under the shade in the open air, eggs, meat, cheese & 2 big bottles of claret grown in Australia. The little Bay seemed all asleep & so very peaceful.

Arthur Streeton, 1890

Arthur Streeton painted this sketch from a corner of the beach at Little Sirius Cove at Mosman Bay, the site of an idyllic artists’ painting camp known as Curlew Camp. With fellow artist Tom Roberts, Streeton led a bohemian lifestyle, living under canvas shelters and commuting to the city by boat.

oil on plywood
28.0 x 21.5 cm board; 47.0 x 39.4 x 3.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, blue oil "STREETON/ -96".
Bequest of Mrs Elizabeth Finley 1979
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