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Sidney Nolan

(Australia, England 22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov 1992)

Title
Untitled (drought)
Year
circa 1952
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
ink and ripolin enamel on reverse of glass
Dimensions

25.3 x 30.5 cm glass sheet

Signature & date
Signed with initial l.l. black ink "N". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 2013
Accession number
185.2013
Copyright
© Trustees of the Sydney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library
Location
Not on display
Further information

As a teenager Nolan had worked for a commercial firm creating illuminated signs with enamels and tin foil on glass. He reintroduced this calligraphic approach to drawing on glass in the late 1940s. As well as a series of 66 works on the Eureka stockade, Nolan made a series on Greek subjects and others on outback landscape and flowers.