Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Il Penseroso 1940 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, collages, collage of cut and rearranged wood-engravings from nineteenth century illustrated books Support: white wove paper

Primary Insc: signed verso left edge in black ink, ' NOLAN '. not dated. Title printed lower centre below image in black ink. 'IL PENSEROSO'.
Secondary Insc: Printed below image in black ink, 'J. C. HORSLEY, A.R.A. PINXT/ FROM THE PICTURE IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION/ WARNER SCULPT'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso in black ink ' PLEASE LEAVE/ NOLAN '.
Dimensions: image 24.6 h x 18.0 w cm sheet 32.0 h x 23.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.901
Subject: Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: © Sidney Nolan Trust
  • Jinx Nolan, step-daughter of the artist, by descent
  • Acquired by James Agapitos and Ray Wilson from Jinx Nolan, Boston
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007