Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

A tapir ridding itself of a jaguar. Illustration to Rimbaud. 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'. Titled verso right edge sideways in pen and black ink, 'illustration to Rimbaud'. Printed lower centre below image, 'A TAPIR RIDDING ITSELF OF A JAGUAR'. [this is the printed title of the page onto which Nolan has collaged elements]
Dimensions: image 9.6 h x 15.1 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 2007.894
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