An image of A surveyor's camp

Arthur Streeton

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

A surveyor's camp

Not on display
Further information

Arthur Streeton's ability to create a convincing sensation of Australian space and light in his paintings sets him apart from most of his contemporaries. His early success in Sydney, particularly following the purchase of his painting 'Still glides the stream and shall for ever glide' by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1890, encouraged him to eventually settle in Sydney in 1892.

Streeton was attracted by the coastal and harbour landscapes of the city and he travelled further afield, visiting the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury River region to the north west, in search of subjects. It is thought that this watercolour was painted while Streeton was with George Pitt on a surveying expedition to Richmond, near the Hawkesbury, in 1896.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

Place of origin
Richmond, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
pencil, watercolour
36.3 x 62.8 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, black watercolour "A STREETon/ 1896".

Purchased 1896
Accession number