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Title

Leda and the swan

1958


Artist

Sidney Nolan

Australia, England

22 Apr 1917 - 28 Nov 1992


Details


Other Title

Leda and swan


Date

1958


Media category

Painting


Materials used

polyvinyl acetate on hardboard


Dimensions

122.0 x 152.5 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. corner, sideways, black charcoal "14 Dec 58/ Nolan".


Credit

Purchased 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OA35.1960


Artist information

Sidney Nolan

Artist profile

Works in the collection

136


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 25 publications

Bibliography


Jane Clark, Sidney Nolan: the Gallipoli series, 'The perfect myth', pg. 32-41, Canberra, 2009, 19, 36 (colour illus.).

James Gleeson, Art and Australia [vol. 1, no. 1], 'Painting in Australia since 1945', pg. 2-19, Sydney, May 1963, 4, 5 (illus.). Collection Art Gallery of New South Wales

Ursula Hoff, Art and Australia [vol. 16, no. 2], 'Australian paintings in British collections', pg. 172-178, Sydney, Dec 1978. General reference.

Anne Loxley., Modern muses: classical mythology in Australian art 1940-1989, 'The subjects of "Modern Muses"', Sydney, 1989. cat.no. 17

Patrick McCaughey, Encounters with Australian modern art, 'In the spotlight', pg. 57-78, South Yarra, 2008, 61. General reference

Robert Melville, The Architectural Review, 'Exhibitions', pg. 222-224, London, Sep 1960, 223, 224 (illus.).

Hal Missingham, Sidney Nolan. Retrospective exhibition. Paintings from 1937 to 1967, 'Introduction', pg. 5-17, Sydney, 1967, 5, 22, 27 (illus.). cat.no. 92

Charles Osborne, Art and Australia [vol. 5, no. 2], 'Leda and the Swan', pg. 460-461, Sydney, Sep 1967, 460-461. NOTE: Leda and Swan series general reference.

John Russell., Sunday Times (London), 'Art Galleries: Past, Present and Futurist', London, 19 Jun 1960.

Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Acquisitions for 1960', pg. 58-67, Sydney, Apr 1961, 58, 62 (illus.).

Sidney Nolan, London, 1961, 162, 164, 166, 168, 169, 170, 172. NOTE: Leda and Swan series general reference.

The Studio, 'Sidney Nolan: Q & A', pg. 130-131, London, Dec 1960, 130. General reference.

The Burlington Magazine, 'Current and forthcoming exhibitions', London, Jul 1960, 338. General reference

1960 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1960, 19-20.

Sidney Nolan: Leda and the swan and other recent work, London, 1960, front cover (colour illus.),. cat.no. 1; titled 'Leda and swan'

The Sun (London), 'Sidney Nolan is the first Australian painter who has won fame outside his own country...', London, 12 Jun 1960, 17.

Sidney Nolan: myth and imagery, London, 1967, 12, 37-39.

Sidney Nolan, Sydney, 2007, 84, 158, 176, 177 (colour illus.), 245. cat.no. 80

Sidney Nolan, 'Leda and the swan', pg. 144-153, London, 2002, 146, 147 (colour illus.), 149.

Nolan's Nolans: a reputation reassessed, London, 1997, 61. General reference.

Australian painting 1788-1990, South Melbourne, 1991, 300, 301 (illus.), 302. plate no. 172

Sidney Nolan - landscapes and legends: a retrospective exhibition 1937 - 1987, 'Europe and America', pg. 115-117, Sydney, 1987, 116, 131 (colour illus.).

Sidney Nolan: such is life, Melbourne, 1987, 146, 153, 154.

Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Oct 1967, 368 (illus.).

Art-isan: studio arts for VCE units 1-4, Port Melbourne, 2010, 149 (colour illus.).