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An image of Ant hills, Australia by Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan

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

Title
Ant hills, Australia
Other titles:
Anthill
Anthills
Ant hills
Year
1950
Media category
Painting
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
Dimensions

91.5 x 122.0 cm board; 94.5 x 122.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "24-1-50/ Nolan". Signed and dated l.l. verso, crayon ".../ 1950/ Nolan".
Credit
Gift of Edron Pty Ltd - 1995 through the auspices of Alistair McAlpine
Accession number
431.1995
Copyright
© The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (4)

Christopher Heathcote, Encounters with Australian modern art, 'Reconstruction culture 1945-1962', pg. 9-56, South Yarra, 2008, 19 (colour illus.), 20, 22. Related work reproduced: titled 'Anthills', dated 1950, private collection.

Colin Simpson, Australian image, 'Central Australian country', Sydney, 1956, 1 (illus.).

Geoffrey Smith, Sidney Nolan: desert & drought, Melbourne, 2003, 48 (colour illus.), 148. cat.no. 26; titled 'Anhill'

Emma Soames., Vogue living, 'Remote oasis', Sydney, Dec 1987-Jan 1988, 124 (illus.).

Exhibition history (4)

Sidney Nolan: exhibition of Central Australian landscapes (1950), David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 31 Mar 1950–14 Apr 1950

Nolan (1961):

The Cynthia Nolan collection of paintings by Sidney Nolan, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 07 Jul 1975–26 Jul 1975

Sidney Nolan: Desert and Drought, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 06 Jun 2003–17 Aug 2003