(Australia, England 22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov 1992)
91.8 x 122.2 cm board
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Dead Sun, Sydney, 1997. cat.no. 17
Jane Clark, Sidney Nolan - landscapes and legends: a retrospective exhibition 1937 - 1987, 'Inland Australia', pg. 109-110, Sydney, 1987, 109.
Sir Kenneth Clark, Bryan Robertson and Colin MacInnes, Sidney Nolan, London, 1961, 43-45.
David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sidney Nolan: exhibition of Central Australian landscapes, Sydney, 1950. cat.no.17; nfs; priced 80 guineas [pen and black ink]; NOTE: AGNSW purchased work the day before the exhibition opening - 30.3.1950
F.L., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art Gallery's ''Reckless" Acquistions', Sydney, 15 Feb 1951, unknown.
James Gleeson, Sun, 'Landscapes triumph for Aust. artist', pg. 19, Sydney, 31 Mar 1950, 19.
Bruce James, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Light fantastic', pg. 11, Sydney, 02 Sep 2000, 11. NOTE: page 11 of Spectrum lift-out.
Hal Missingham, Contemporary Australian painting, 'Introduction', pg. 5-6, Auckland, 1957, inside front cover (illus.), 13. cat.no. 24; plate no. 2
Hal Missingham, Sidney Nolan. Retrospective exhibition. Paintings from 1937 to 1967, Sydney, 1967. cat.no. 50
Hal Missingham, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Sidney Nolan', pg. 362-371, Sydney, Oct 1967, 366 (illus.).
Elwyn Lynn, Sidney Nolan - Australia, Sydney, 1979, 104, 105 (colour illus.).
Barry Pearce, Sidney Nolan, 'Nolan's Parallel Universe', pg. 17-65, Sydney, 2007, 143 (colour illus.), 234. cat.no. 52
Barry Pearce and Patrick McCaughey, Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 38 (colour illus.). cat.no. 20
Bryan Robertson, Sidney Nolan, 'Preface', pg. 3-4, London, 1957, front and back cover (illus.), inside front cover. NOTE: not included in exhibition
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 154. cat.no. 494; Provenance: purchased by the Trustees, 30/3/1950, from the exhibition of the artist's work held at David Jones's Art Gallery.
Geoffrey Smith, Sidney Nolan: desert & drought, Melbourne, 2003, 33 (colour illus.), 146. cat.no. 11
Geoffrey Smith, gallery: ngv members magazine, 'Sidney Nolan: Desert & Drought', pg. 4-7, Melbourne, Jul 2003. NOTE: General reference. Article on the Nolan Desert & Drought exhibition at NGV.
Laurence Thomas, Twelve Australian artists, 'Introduction', pg. 6-10, London, 1953, 14. cat.no. 22; Lent by the National Art Gallery of New South Wales
Editor Unknown (Editor), Sun-Herald, 'We own many treasures, but few realise it, so', Sydney, 19 Nov 1950, unknown.
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Sydney, 2000.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, 'Sundry shows: Gallery purchases', Sydney, 21 Feb 1951, unknown.
Sidney Nolan: exhibition of Central Australian landscapes (1950), David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 31 Mar 1950–14 Apr 1950
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1950, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Feb 1951–22 Apr 1951
Twelve Australian Artists:
Esposizione Biennale Internazionale d'Arte Venice, 1954, Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, 19 Jun 1954–Oct 1954
Contemporary Australian painting (1957), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, Feb 1957–Mar 1957
Sidney Nolan retrospective exhibition. Paintings from 1937 to 1967:
Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara series from the collection of CRA Limited, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 04 Oct 1985–06 Nov 1985
Dead Sun, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Oct 1997–09 Nov 1997
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Sidney Nolan: Desert and Drought, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 06 Jun 2003–17 Aug 2003
Sidney Nolan (2007-2008):