(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
New South Wales,
- pencil, watercolour
- 36.3 x 62.8cm sheet
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated l.l. corner, black watercolour "A STREETon/ 1896".
- Purchased 1896
- Accession number