Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Malay Proa December 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 and dated verso right edge, sideways in pen and black ink, 'Dec. 1940. Nolan'. Title printed lower centre below image in pen and black ink, 'MALAY PROA'. Printed lower centre brlow image in pen and black ink 'Page 360'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed verso right edge, sideways in ink, 'Bing Beatous'. Inscribed verso lower right upside down in black pencil,'Being Beatous.'
Dimensions: image 9.1 h x 14.0 w cm sheet 12.2 h x 18.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.902
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