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Blue Pacific
Arthur Streeton

One of the most important Australian Impressionist painters, Arthur Streeton was admired for his ability to capture the unique character of the Australian landscape. He was a precocious 23-year-old and on his first visit to Sydney when he painted this vivid scene of a windy day on clifftops along the coast at Coogee.

On long-term loan from a private collection, this painting is the first by an Australian artist to have featured in the collection, and has never before been seen in the UK. 

Key facts
Artist Arthur Streeton
Artist dates 1867 - 1943
Full title Blue Pacific
Date made 1890
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 91.4 × 50.8 cm
Acquisition credit On loan from a private collection
Inventory number L1177
Location in Gallery Room 43
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