- Media category
- Materials used
- Ripolin enamel on hardboard
- 91.8 x 122.2 cm board; 106.8 x 137.3 x 4.0 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated lower c., pencil "Nolan/ 49".
- Purchased 1950
- 20th & 21st c Australian art
- Accession number
- © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Shown in 11 exhibitions
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:
- Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Bath 05 Sep 1953–26 Sep 1953
- City of Bradford Art Gallery, Bradford 03 Oct 1953–24 Oct 1953
- Derby Art Gallery, Derby 05 Dec 1953–26 Dec 1953
- City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol, Bristol 02 Jan 1954–23 Jan 1954
- City of Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, Northern Ireland 30 Jan 1954–20 Feb 1954
- New Burlington Galleries, London 12 Jul 1954–22 Aug 1954
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:
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 13 Sep 1967–29 Oct 1967
- National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne 22 Nov 1967–17 Dec 1967
- Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth 09 Jan 1968–04 Feb 1968
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):
Referenced in 21 publications
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, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Sidney Nolan', pg. 362-371, Sydney, Oct 1967, 366 (illus.).
Hal Missingham, Sidney Nolan. Retrospective exhibition. Paintings from 1937 to 1967, Sydney, 1967. cat.no. 50
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
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Sydney, 2000.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Sun-Herald, 'We own many treasures, but few realise it, so', Sydney, 19 Nov 1950, unknown.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, 'Sundry shows: Gallery purchases', Sydney, 21 Feb 1951, unknown.
Other works by Sidney Nolan
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