Arthur Streeton painting of Sydney Harbour shown in public for first time in 130 years

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Painting by influential Australian impressionist, unseen for more than a century, has been unveiled ahead of auction where it is expected to fetch up to $1.5m

A masterpiece by Australian impressionist Arthur Streeton not seen by the public for 130 years has been unveiled.

The oil painting Sunlight at the Camp, painted in 1894, has gone on show in Melbourne before its auction in Sydney, where it is expected to fetch up to $1.5m.

The work is highly significant in Streeton’s career and for the history of Australian art, chairman of Smith and Singer auction house Geoffrey Smith said on Wednesday.

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