Arthur Streeton

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I shout and laugh at my immense wealth, all free and without responsibility. Who could steal this from me? No one.

Arthur Ernest Streeton (8 April 18671 September 1943) was an Australian landscape painter. He was born in Mount Duneed, southwest of Geelong, and his family moved to Richmond in 1874.

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  • I sit here in the upper circle surrounded by copper and gold, and smile with joy under my fly net as all the light, glory and quivering brightness passes slowly and freely before my eyes. Nothing happier than this. I shout and laugh at my immense wealth, all free and without responsibility. Who could steal this from me? No one. Oh that I could roll some up— as at present.
    • Reported in Mollie Hetherington, Famous Australians (1983), p. 252.

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