This work was a finalist in the 1959 Wynne Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1961.
Nocturne with cattle grid
synthetic polymer paint and oil on hardboard
76.0 x 152.5 cm board; 89.2 x 165.2 x 4.8 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, brown oil "Molvig 58".
Not on display
© Otte Bartzis
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
H. Caselli Richards Memorial Prize 1958, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 1958–1958
Australian landscape exhibition (1959), Farmer's Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, Apr 1959 -
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1959), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Jan 1960–28 Feb 1960
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962
Referenced in 10 publications
Pamela Bell, Art and Australia (Vol. 8, No. 2), 'Jon Molvig - an appreciation', pg. 122, Sydney, Sep 1970, 122.
Betty Churcher, Molvig : the lost Antipodean, 'Five: The figure in the landscape', pg.71-88, Victoria, 1984, 74, 78 (illus.), 79, 85.
Angus Maude (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 23 Jan 1960.
Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1962, (illus.).
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes for 1959, Sydney, 1959. cat.no. 16
Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily Mirror, Sydney, 25 Jan 1960.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 27 Jan 1960.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Sun-Herald, Sydney, 22 Jan 1960.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 29 Apr 1959.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Nation, Sydney, 30 Jan 1960.