The Heidelberg School Bibliography

The following bibliography of books and video recordings relating to the Heidelberg School is intended as a guide to those researching this period of Australian Art History.

Many of the books included in this bibliography have themselves substantial bibliographies and provide leads to the numerous articles that have been written on this subject.

This bibliography has been arranged in two parts. The first part is an alphabetical listing of general books and video recordings on the Heidelberg School, including a number of reference books that contain entries on specific artists. The second part is an alphabetical listing of books and video recordings relating to specific artists of the Heidelberg School, with entries under each artist arranged alphabetically.

It is intended that this bibliography will be regularly updated, as further publications are located and produced. Publishers and authors please note that a review page will be provided on this web site for all new publications relevant to the Heidelberg School.

Publications for review can be sent to:
Andrew Mackenzie
P.O. Box 559,
Mount Eliza, VIC. 3930

Andrew Mackenzie
Art Historian




Astbury, Leigh City Bushmen: The Heidelberg School and The Rural Mythology / Leigh Astbury
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1985

Astbury, Leigh Sunlight and shadow: Australian Impressionist painters 1880-1900 / Leigh Astbury
Sydney: Bay Books, 1989

Australian Art and Architecture: Essays Presented to Bernard Smith / edited by T. Smith & A. Bradley Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1980

Australian Dictionary of Biography [multi-volume work, various editors]
Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, [various dates]
[Entries on specific artists]

Australian Dictionary of Biography: volumes 1-12, 1788-1939 [computer file]
Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, c. 1996

The Australian Encyclopaedia / editor-in-chief, Tony Macdougall;
assisting the editor, Veronica Burns Macdougall 6th ed.
Terrey Hills, N.S.W.: Australian Geographic Society, 1996

The Australian Impressionists, 1888-1896 [video recording]
Sydney: Film Australia, 1984

The Australian Impressionists: their origins & influences
North Caulfield, Vic.: Lauraine Diggins Fine Arts, 1988

Australian paintings from the Joseph Brown Collection: 4th May-18th June 1989
Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, [1989]

Australians: A Historical Library 11v.
Broadway, N.S.W.: Fairfax, Syme & Weldon, 1987

Badham, H.. A Study of Australian Art / by Herbert E. Badham
Sydney: Currawong Publishing, 1949

The Box Hill Artists’ Camp / by Andrew Mackenzie,
an exhibition and catalogue commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Box Hill-Doncaster Regional Library Box Hill, Vic.: Box Hill-Doncaster Regional Library, 1990

Brown, Robin Collins Milestones in Australian History: 1788 to the Present /
compiled by Robin Brown, edited by Richard Appleton, foreword by Manning Clark
Sydney: Collins, 1986

Burke, Janine Australian Women Artists 1840-1940
Melbourne: Greenhouse Publications, 1980

Campbell, Jean Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day
Roseville, N.S.W.: Craftsman House, 1989

Clark, Jane Golden Summers: Heidelberg and beyond / Jane Clark and Bridget Whitelaw Rev. ed.
Sydney: International Cultural Corporation of Australia, 1986

Dow, David M. Melbourne Savages: a history of the first fifty years of The Melbourne Savage Club
Melbourne: Melbourne Savage Club, 1947

Downer, Christine Victorian Vision: 1834 Onwards: Images and Records from the National Gallery of Victoria and the State Library of Victoria /
Christine Downer and Jennifer Phipps
Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1985

Dysart, Dinah The D.R. Sheumack Collection of Australian Paintings
Sydney: S.H. Ervin Museum and Art Gallery, 1983

Finemore, Brian Australian Impressionists
Melbourne, 1967

Finemore, Brian Freedom from Prejudice: An Introduction to the Australian Collection in the National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1977

Finlay, Eleanor Prelude to Heidelberg: the artists’ camp at Box Hill / Eleanor Finlay and Marjorie Morgan Burwood, Vic.: Victoria College Press, c. 1991

The Gallery on Eastern Hill, The Victorian Artists’ Society Centenary / edited by C.B. Christesen
Melbourne: Victorian Artists’ Society, 1970

Gleeson, James Impressionist painters, 1881-1930
Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1971

Gleeson, James Masterpieces of Australian Painting
Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1969

Hammond, Victoria Completing the picture: Women Artists and the Heidelberg era /
Victoria Hammond and Juliet Peers 2nd ed
Hawthorn East, Vic.: Artmoves, 1992

Hammond, Victoria Completing the picture: Women Artists & The Heidelberg Era
[Slide Resource Kit for Art and Australian History and Australian Studies] -
131 page booklet and 42 slides of works by 15 women artists of the Heidelberg Era
Parkdale, Vic.: Artmoves Inc., 1992

The Heidelberg School Artists’ Trail /
interview along the trail, with Andrew Mackenzie talking about the trail to Mike Hamilton [video recording] Channel 7: Today-Tonight, 13th June 1997

Heidelberg Since 1836: A Pictorial History / edited by Cyril R. Cummins
Heidelberg: Heidelberg Historical Society, 1971

Heritage: The National Women’s Art Book, 500 works by 500 Australian women artists from colonial times to 1955 /
edited by Joan Kerr [Sydney]: Art and Australia;
Distributed by Craftsman House, 1995

The Heritage of Australia: The Illustrated Register of the National Estate
South Melbourne: Macmillan, 1981

Hughes, Robert The Art of Australia Rev. ed.
Ringwood, Vic.: Penguin Australia, 1981

Important Australian Women Artists / edited by Lara Smith
Melbourne: Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, 1993

In Honour of Daryl Lindsay: Essays and Studies / edited by Franz Philipp and June Steward
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1964

Johns, Fred An Australian Biographical Dictionary
Melbourne: Macmillan, 1934

The Joseph Brown Collection at the National Gallery of Victoria, 31st October-7th December, 1980 [Melbourne]: Austcare, 1980

Joseph Brown Gallery Joseph Brown Gallery, 10th -24th September, 1981
Melbourne: Joseph Brown Gallery, 1981

Lindsay, Daryl The Felton Bequest, An Historical Record: 1904-1959
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1963

McCaughey, Patrick Golden Summers: the Heidelberg School [video recording] /
written and narrated by Patrick McCaughey
Melbourne: A.A.V. Australia Pty Ltd., 1985

McCrae, Hugh My Father, and my Father’s Friends
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1935

McCulloch, Alan Encyclopedia of Australian Art [New ed.] 2v.
Melbourne: Hutchinson, 1984

McCulloch, Alan The Golden Age of Australian Painting: Impressionism and the Heidelberg School Rev. ed. Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1977

McCulloch, Susan The Encyclopedia of Australian Art /
Alan McCulloch; revised and updated by Susan McCulloch 3rd ed.
St Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1994

Manton, Jack Australian painters of the Heidelberg School: the Jack Manton collection /
introduction and notes on the collection by Patrick McCaughey;
notes on the collection by Jack Manton
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1979

Masterpieces of the National Gallery of Victoria / edited by Ursula Hoff; text by Ursula Hoff, Alan McCulloch, Joan Lindsay; with an introduction by Daryl Lindsay
Melbourne: Cheshire, 1949

A Memorial Volume to Howard Hinton, patron of art / edited by R.H. Goddard et al.
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1951

Moore, William The Story of Australian Art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today 2v. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1934

The 9 x 5 Impression Exhibition: opened August 17, 1889 at Buxton’s Rooms.
Cover illustrations by Charles Conder [1889]

Nunan, W.F. History of Mount Eagle
Heidelberg, Victoria, 1968

‘Old Friends’ – a private viewing / exhibition of memorabilia items and artworks of the Heidelberg School artists, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin and Walter Withers, curated by Andrew Mackenzie
Doncaster Gallery 2nd – 27th September, 1992 25th Birthday Celebrations,
City of Doncaster and Templestowe

Painting people [video recording] – Tom Roberts
Sydney: Film Australia, 1985

Pearce, Barry A Century of Australian Landscape – Mood and Moment
Sydney: Beagle Press, 1983

Pearce, Barry Swiss Artists in Australia 1777-1991
Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1991

Perry, Peter Notes, Nocturnes and Harmonies
Castlemaine: Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, 1980

Radford, Ron Elders IXL Collection, Masterworks of Australian Painting and French Barbizon School – Colonial Contemporary Continental
Adelaide: Art Gallery of South Australia, 1984

Radford, Ron Ladies in Landscape:
An Exhibition of Women in the Landscape Painted at the Turn of the Century
Ballarat: Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, 1974

Radford, Ron Moonrise: An Exhibition of Australian nocturne and twilight Landscapes of the Turn of the Century
Ballarat: Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, 1973

Serle, Percival Dictionary of Australian Biography 2v
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1949

Smith, Bernard Australian Painting, 1788-1990 /
Bernard Smith; with the three additional chapters on Australian painting by Terry Smith 3rd ed
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1991

Smith, Bernard A Catalogue of Australian Oil Paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney, 1953

Smith, Bernard Place, Taste and Tradition: a study of Australian Art since 1788 2nd rev. ed.
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1979

Splatt, William Australian Impressionist Painters: a pictorial history of the Heidelberg School /
William Splatt and Susan Bruce Windsor, Vic.: Currey O’Neil, 1981

Splatt, William The Heidelberg School: the golden summer of Australian painting / William Splatt and Dugold McLellan Expanded ed.
South Yarra, Vic.: Lloyd O’Neil, 1986

Splatt, William A Treasury of Australian landscape painting / William Splatt and Barbara Burton
Adelaide: Rigby, 1977

Stuart, Elizabeth Impressionism
Melbourne: Lothian, 1993

Thomas, Daniel Outlines of Australian Art: The Joseph Brown Collection 3rd ed.
New York: Abrams, 1989

Thoms, A. Bohemians in the Bush: The Artists’ Camps of Mosman
Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1991

Topliss, Helen The Artists’ Camps: “plein air” painting in Australia / Helen Topliss;
editor Frank McDonald [New ed.]
Alphington, Vic.: Hedley Australia Publications, 1992

Topliss, Helen The Artists’ Camps: plein air painting in Melbourne, 1885-1898 /
[exhibition concept and selection Helen Topliss]
Clayton, Vic.: Monash University Gallery, 1984

Turnbull, Clive Art here: [Buvelot to Nolan]
Melbourne: Hawthorn Press, 1947

Von Guerard to Wheeler: the first teachers at the National Gallery School, 1870-1939:
the Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, 6-21 April, 1978
Melbourne: Victorian College of the Arts, 1978

Whitelaw, Bridget Australian Landscape Drawing, 1830-1880 in the National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1976


Left: Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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