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Title

The Basilidians


Artist

Napier Waller

Australia

19 Jun 1893 - 30 Mar 1972


About

The title of this work refers to the followers of Basilides, a second-century Gnostic Christian religious teacher in Alexandria, Egypt. Inspired by Waller's interest in theosophy and other religious and mystical teachings, the meaning of the picture is obscure.


Details


Other Title

The Bartilidians


Date

circa 1926


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

watercolour


Dimensions

35.6 x 63.8 cm


Credit

Purchased 1987


Location

Not on display


Accession number

463.1987


Artist information

Napier Waller

Works in the collection

14


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, 'The New Greece / 'Delos of a coming Sun-god's race'', pg. 31-54, Sydney, Sep 1989, 37 (colour illus.), 52, 65.

Heather Johnson, Aspects of Art Deco in Australia: Sunrise over the Pacific, 'Art Deco art', pg. 96-105, Sydney, 2001, 99 (colour illus.), 100. plate no. 114