Arrarnta people

Australia 1914 /1918 – 1983

not titled [landscape] ["Hermannsburg" watercolour] c.1951 Place made: Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, watercolour Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed lower right in black pencil, 'Richard Moketarinja'. Not dated or titled.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in graphite 'Mrs Persis Porter'., Ink stamp verso centre 'HERMANNSBURG / ARANDA ARTIST'. Inscribed verso in ink '198 / L[pounds] 8.8-0 ...[illeg]'
Dimensions: image 28.8 h x 40.0 w cm sheet 28.8 h x 40.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Lady Persia Galleghan AO OBE OstJ 1997, accepted 2000
Accession No: NGA 2000.471
  • Estate of the late Lady Persia Galleghan AO OBE StJ (1902 - 1997).
  • Collection of Richard Blaiklock and John Blaiklock of Killarra, NSW.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Richard Blaiklock and John Blaiklock, Sydney, December, 2000.
  • The intangible heritage of Namatjira-his creative legacy, and his commitment to country-continues in Central Australia through his grandchildren and the descendants of the other Western Aranda artists whom he inspired. Albert Namatjira had been painting for seven years before any of the newer Aranda artists started to gain recognition.(1) key artists of Namatjira's generation included Richard Moketarinja.

    (1) Rex Battarbee, Foreword, Aranda artists: exhibition of paintings, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, 1958[?].

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