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Title

Ant hills, Australia

1950


Artist

Sidney Nolan

Australia, England

22 Apr 1917 - 28 Nov 1992


Details


Other Titles

Anthill

Anthills

Ant hills


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

431.1995


Artist information

Sidney Nolan

Artist profile

Works in the collection

136


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


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.).