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Sidney Nolan

Australia, England

22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov 1992

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Himalayas (Silk Road cat no 9)
    Media category
    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
    Accession number
    © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/DACS. Copyright Agency

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    Sidney Nolan

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  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 10 publications

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

    • 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

    • Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, 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.

    • Sandra McGrath., The Weekend Australian, 'Nolan's love affair with China', Sydney, 07 Mar 1981-08 Mar 1981, unknown.

    • Barry Pearce, Frances Lindsay, Lou Klepac and Edmund Capon AM, OBE, 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.

    • T.G. Rosenthal, Sidney Nolan, London, 2002, 295. NOTE: General reference.

    • Susanna Short., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Nolan finds serenity in barbian desert art', Sydney, 08 Oct 1983, unknown.

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

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

Other works by Sidney Nolan

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