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Sidney Nolan

Australia, England

22 Apr 1917 - 28 Nov 1992


Other Title

Himalayas (Silk Road cat no 9)



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Materials used

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

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Artist information

Sidney Nolan

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 10 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. 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.

Nolan: Everyone feels they know Nolan, but that is far from the truth, East Melbourne, 2018. DVD documentary

Sidney Nolan, London, 2002, 295. NOTE: General reference.

Sidney Nolan, 'Late works 1981-88', pg. 214-227, Sydney, 2007, 12-14, 60-61, 214-215, 218, 220 (colour illus.), 222, 239. 111; NOTE: Painting incorrectly dated in the first print. It was dated 1980s and should read 1986. This was corrected in the second print.

Sir Sidney Nolan, Sydney, 1988. NOTE: There are eight paintings titled 'Himalayas' from the 'Silk Route' series included in the exhibition. These are 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 attributed to painting.

Sidney Nolan: such is life, Melbourne, 1987, 254. NOTE: General reference.

The Silk Road: An exhibition of new paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan, Hong Kong, 1987. not pagniated; no catalogue list