Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

The Falls of Niagara December 1940 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, collages, ink; paper collage of cut and rearranged wood-engravings from nineteenth century illustrated books Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated verso in pen and black ink: 'Nolan Dec. 1940'. Title printed recto lower centre below image in pen and black ink 'THE FALLS OF NIAGARA' Inscribed verso in pen and black ink, 'illustration to Rimbaud/Horse harlequin'.
Dimensions: image 10.6 h x 15.6 w cm sheet 13.5 h x 19.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.881
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