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Camp In The Forest

CAMP IN THE FOREST

Accession ID:

1961.76

Name:

Camp In The Forest

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

Sydney Long

Date:

1924

Description

The 'Camp in the Forest' was created in 1924 during Sydney Long’s time in London. The painting depicts an old stockman’s cottage nestled amongst the trees flanking a watercourse. The Art Noveau influence that was so prevalent in Long’s earlier works is evident in the line of the trees and the soft palette used, however this work is much more conservative and lack’s the mystical elements he was previously so fond of incorporating. The subject was also a popular etching for the artist and it is generally believed to be a scene from Epping Forest where the artist spent time in 1911.This oil painting is mounted in a wood and gesso frame, with gold leaf painted over with gold paint.


History

Burdekin Bequest, Tamworth Regional Gallery.


Significance

Provenance: Bequest of Mr Norman Weekes Burdekin and Mrs Margaretta Emilie Burdekin. Signed and dated: L.L.C. - Sid Long 1924.


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