22 Apr 1917 - 28 Nov 1992
Himalayas (Silk road cat no 1)
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
182.5 x 160.0 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Signed top c. verso on stretcher, black charcoal ".... Nolan". Not dated.
Gift of Bond Street City Freeholds Ltd 1989
Not on display
© The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library
Shown in 4 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
Referenced in 10 publications
Mark Baker., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Nolan walks a silken road to eternity', Sydney, 08 Oct 1983, unknown.
David Dolan., Silk Route, 'Silken surprises', Canberra, 1987. cat.no. 1
Sandra McGrath., The Weekend Australian, 'Nolan's love affair with China', Sydney, 07 Mar 1981-08 Mar 1981, unknown.
Susanna Short., The Age, 'Nolan finds serenity in barbarian desert art', Melbourne, 19 Sep 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, 60-61, 214-215, 221 (colour illus.), 239, 251. cat.no. 112; NOTE: For conservation reasons this painting was not included in the final installation of the exhibition.
Sir Sidney Nolan, Sydney, 1988, (colour illus.). 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.
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 paginated; no catalogue list