Sidney NOLAN, Murder of Archbishop Sharp Enlarge 1 /1

Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Murder of Archbishop Sharp 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 pasted on thin cream wove paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated verso upper centre of support in black ink, 'Dec. 1940. Nolan'. Title printed lower centre below image in black ink, 'MURDER OF ARCHBISHOP SHARP'. Inscribed verso upper centre in black ink, 'illustration to Rimbaud'.
Dimensions: image 11.2 h x 9.5 w cm sheet 19.0 h x 12.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.891
Subject: Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: © Sidney Nolan Trust
Provenance:
  • 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