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Sydney Harbour c.1922

oil on canvasboard

16 x 22.5 cm

signed lower right: HORACE TRENERRY


SYDNEY LONG 1871 – 1955

The River Bank c.1895

oil on cedar panel

25 x 51.5 cm

The Hawkesbury area inspired western artists from the time of their settlement in the 1790s and, a century later, the broad valley and sweeping vistas over the river and rural landscape attracted many artists who were able to access the area by train from Sydney in under two hours. This included Long’s teachers Ashton and Daplyn and many of their students, as well as Charles Conder and Arthur Streeton. Long painted a number of comparable works in the vicinity, including Midday 1896 (AGNSW), The River c.1896 and The valley 1898 (AGSA). The River Bank reflects a strikingly similar view to Streeton’s most famous The purple noon’s transparent might (NGV) painted in 1896 and, being undated, there is a possibility this work predates Streeton’s and it was Long that may have inspired this well known masterpiece.


HERBERT GALLOP 1890 – 1958

Mosman Bay 

oil on wood panel

30.8 x 38.5 cm

Herbert Gallop was an artist and arts educator, holding the position of Art Master, National Art School, East Sydney Technical College Sydney and was regular finalist in the Wynne Prize for Landscape painting at the Art Gallery of NSW between 1935 – 1955. His paintings of areas around Sydney, including Mosman Bay give a glimpse to an earlier time, showing a simple development of the landscape with a path down to the water and a jetty out in the water. The framing device of trees in the foreground acts like a window to the tranquil scene of boats on the water.


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