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Sydney Long

1878 - 1955

Young Kookaburras by Sydney Long

Young Kookaburras   1925

  Original etching.
Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.
S 217 x 312 mm; P & I 137 x 214 mm
Very good impression, heavily inked and with strong line. From the only edition of 60 signed and numbered proofs.

The Australian artist Sydney Long moved to London in 1910, where he learned etching and became an associate of the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers & Engravers. He returned to Australia in 1921 and helped to found the Australian Painters, Etchers & Engravers Society. He then returned to England for a period of three years, from 1922 until 1925, after which he moved back to Australia, to become President of the Society which he had helped to found .

Along with the works of Norman Lindsay, Sydney Long’s etchings are now the most highly prized of all of the Australian school of etchers.

On cream laid paper from an old ledger, with full margins and deckle edge. Previous hinge tape at extreme upper edge of sheet verso, otherwise very good original condition.