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An image of Leda and the swan by Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan

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

Title
Leda and the swan
Other titles:
Leda and swan
Year
1958
Media category
Painting
Materials used
polyvinyl acetate on hardboard
Dimensions

122.0 x 152.5 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated u.l. corner, sideways, black charcoal "14 Dec 58/ Nolan".
Credit
Purchased 1960
Accession number
OA35.1960
Copyright
© AGNSW
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (25)

Brian Adams, Sidney Nolan: such is life, Melbourne, 1987, 146, 153, 154.

Michael Bowden, Art-isan: studio arts for VCE units 1-4, Port Melbourne, 2010, 149 (colour illus.).

Jane Clark, Sidney Nolan - landscapes and legends: a retrospective exhibition 1937 - 1987, 'Europe and America', pg. 115-117, Sydney, 1987, 116, 131 (colour illus.).

Jane Clark, Sidney Nolan: the Gallipoli series, 'The perfect myth', pg. 32-41, Canberra, 2009, 19, 36 (colour illus.).

Sir Kenneth Clark, Bryan Robertson and Colin MacInnes, Sidney Nolan, London, 1961, 162, 164, 166, 168, 169, 170, 172. NOTE: Leda and Swan series general reference.

James Gleeson, Art and Australia [vol. 1, no. 1], 'Painting in Australia since 1945', pg. 2-19, Sydney, May 1963, 4, 5 (illus.). Collection Art Gallery of New South Wales

Ursula Hoff, Art and Australia [vol. 16, no. 2], 'Australian paintings in British collections', pg. 172-178, Sydney, Dec 1978. General reference.

Nicholas Isherwood, Nolan's Nolans: a reputation reassessed, London, 1997, 61. General reference.

Anne Loxley., Modern muses: classical mythology in Australian art 1940-1989, 'The subjects of "Modern Muses"', Sydney, 1989. cat.no. 17

Elwyn Lynn, Sidney Nolan: myth and imagery, London, 1967, 12, 37-39.

Patrick McCaughey, Encounters with Australian modern art, 'In the spotlight', pg. 57-78, South Yarra, 2008, 61. General reference

Robert Melville, The Architectural Review, 'Exhibitions', pg. 222-224, London, Sep 1960, 223, 224 (illus.).

Hal Missingham, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Acquisitions for 1960', pg. 58-67, Sydney, Apr 1961, 58, 62 (illus.).

Hal Missingham (Editor), 1960 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1960, 19-20.

Hal Missingham, Sidney Nolan. Retrospective exhibition. Paintings from 1937 to 1967, 'Introduction', pg. 5-17, Sydney, 1967, 5, 22, 27 (illus.). cat.no. 92

Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Oct 1967, 368 (illus.).

Charles Osborne, Art and Australia [vol. 5, no. 2], 'Leda and the Swan', pg. 460-461, Sydney, Sep 1967, 460-461. NOTE: Leda and Swan series general reference.

Barry Pearce, Frances Lindsay, Lou Klepac and Edmund Capon, Sidney Nolan, Sydney, 2007, 84, 158, 176, 177 (colour illus.), 245. cat.no. 80

T.G. Rosenthal, Sidney Nolan, 'Leda and the swan', pg. 144-153, London, 2002, 146, 147 (colour illus.), 149.

John Russell., Sunday Times (London), 'Art Galleries: Past, Present and Futurist', London, 19 Jun 1960.

Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, South Melbourne, 1991, 300, 301 (illus.), 302. plate no. 172

The Matthiesen Gallery, Sidney Nolan: Leda and the swan and other recent work, London, 1960, front cover (colour illus.),. cat.no. 1; titled 'Leda and swan'

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Burlington Magazine, 'Current and forthcoming exhibitions', London, Jul 1960, 338. General reference

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Studio, 'Sidney Nolan: Q & A', pg. 130-131, London, Dec 1960, 130. General reference.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sun (London), 'Sidney Nolan is the first Australian painter who has won fame outside his own country...', London, 12 Jun 1960, 17.

Exhibition history (5)

Sidney Nolan: Leda and the Swan (1960), The Matthiesen Gallery, London, 16 Jun 1960–16 Jul 1960

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961

Sidney Nolan retrospective exhibition. Paintings from 1937 to 1967:

Sidney Nolan: landscapes and legends a retrospective exhibition 1937 - 1987:

Modern Muses (1989), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 19 Oct 1989–19 Nov 1989