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Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

not titled [bust on plinth] [recto]
not titled [skull] [verso]
(1948) Title Notes: Title "Bust on plinth" given for recto image in listing from Agapitos/Wilson. Date estimated as 1948, when the program is believed to have been drafted. (KA 2/4/08)
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil and carbon transfer drawing and collage of cut paper, crayon and traces of watercolour (recto); drawing in pen and ink (verso) Support: smooth thin white paper

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower left and lower centre below image in black pencil, 'Enlarge to 30' '.
Tertiary Insc: Printed verso upper right, '15 C'.
Dimensions: image [recto] 23.0 h x 15.0 w cm image (verso) 17.8 h x 13.2 w cm sheet 30.7 h x 24.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1091AB
Subject: Collection: The James Agapitos and Ray Wilson collection of Australian surrealist art, acquired, 2007. Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: © Sidney Nolan Trust
  • Agapitos/Wilson Collection, Sydney
  • Purchase by the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007