Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Diamond washing in Brazil 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 left edge in blue ink, 'Dec. 1940, Nolan'. Title printed lower left below image in black ink, 'DIAMOND WASHING IN BRAZIL'. Inscribed verso left edge in black ink, 'illustration to Rimbaud'.
Dimensions: image 9.8 h x 15.6 w cm sheet 13.4 h x 19.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.896
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