22 Apr 1917 - 28 Nov 1992
Himalayas (Silk Road cat no 9)
acrylic enamel spray on canvas
182.5 x 160.0 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Signed u.l. corner verso on stretcher, red crayon "Nolan/ ...". Not dated.
Signed top c. verso on stretcher, black charcoal "... Nolan".
Gift of Bond Street City Freeholds Ltd 1989
Not on display
© The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Recent work: Sidney Nolan , The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 16 Oct 1986–08 Nov 1986
The Silk Road: An exhibition of new paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan , The Rotunda, Jan 1987–Jan 1987
Silk Route , Nolan Gallery, Australia, 15 Jul 1987–20 Sep 1987
Sir Sidney Nolan , Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, East Sydney, 05 Jan 1988–04 Feb 1988
Sidney Nolan (2007-2008):
Referenced in 9 publications
Mark Barker., The Age, 'Nolan walks a silken road to eternity', Melbourne, 19 Sep 1983, unknown.
David Dolan., Silk Route, 'Silken surprises', Canberra, 1987. cat.no. 9
Sandra McGrath., The Weekend Australian, 'Nolan's love affair with China', Sydney, 07 Mar 1981-08 Mar 1981, unknown.
Susanna Short., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Nolan finds serenity in barbian desert art', Sydney, 08 Oct 1983, unknown.
Barry Pearce, Frances Lindsay, Lou Klepac and Edmund Capon, Sidney Nolan, 'Late works 1981-88', pg. 214-227, Sydney, 2007, 12-14, 60-61, 214-215, 218, 220 (colour illus.), 222, 239. cat.no. 111; NOTE: Painting incorrectly dated in the first print. It was dated 1980s and should read 1986. This was corrected in the second print.
The Silk Road: An exhibition of new paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan, Hong Kong, 1987. not pagniated; no catalogue list
T.G. Rosenthal, Sidney Nolan, London, 2002, 295. NOTE: General reference.
Sir Sidney Nolan, Sydney, 1988. NOTE: There are eight paintings titled 'Himalayas' from the 'Silk Route' series included in the exhibition. These are cat.no. 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 28, 29 and 30. They all have the same dimensions. One of these paintings was reproduced on the invitation but no cat.no. attributed to painting.
Unknown, Sidney Nolan: such is life, Melbourne, 1987, 254. NOTE: General reference.