Sidney NOLAN, Scenery on the lower Amazon Enlarge 1 /1

Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Scenery on the lower Amazon 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 'SCENERY ON THE LOWER AMAZON'. Inscribed verso in pen and black ink: 'illustration to Rimbaud/Bateau D'ivre [sic]'.
Dimensions: image 10.0 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 2007.884
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