Sidney NOLAN, Scotland's sorrow Enlarge 1 /1

Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Scotland's sorrow [The death of the king] 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 upper centre in pen and black ink, 'Dec. 1940. Nolan'. Title printed upper centre above image in pen and black ink, 'SCOTLAND'S SORROW'. Printed inscription lower centre below image in pen and black ink, 'THE DEATH OF THE KING'.
Dimensions: image 13.0 h x 9.4 w cm sheet 20.1 h x 13.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.903
Subject: Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: © Sidney Nolan Trust
Provenance:
  • Bridget McDonnell Gallery, Melbourne
  • Agapitos/Wilson Collection, Sydney
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007