Blue Pacific

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 dates
1867 - 1943
Full title
Blue Pacific
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
91.4 × 50.8 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from a private collection
Inventory number
Location in Gallery