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Title

Young girl waiting for her lover

circa 1940s

Artist

Nora Nathan

Australia

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Cloncurry Queensland Australia
    Date
    circa 1940s
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    sandstone carving, coloured with natural pigments
    Dimensions
    13.0 x 6.0 x 11.2 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Margaret Preston 1948
    Location
    20th-century galleries (ground floor)
    Accession number
    8080
    Copyright
    © Nora Nathan Estate

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    Artist information
    Nora Nathan

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • About

    This work was gifted to the Art Gallery by the artist Margaret Preston in 1948. Between 1927 and 1947 Preston travelled widely in the central and northern parts of Australia, searching out and studying firsthand the bark paintings and carvings of Aboriginal artists. These works were likely collected by Preston on either her 1940 or 1944 trip to Cloncurry in Queensland. 'Young girl waiting for her lover' is an example of an unusual style of sandstone carving, originating near Boulia in central Queensland.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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