Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

River Polochie, Guatemala, Central America 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, sideways in , 'Dec. 1940, Nolan'. Title printed lower centre below image in pen and black ink, 'RIVER POLOCHIE, GUATEMALA, CENTRAL AMERICA'. Inscribed verso left edge, sideways in pen and black ink, 'illustration to Rimbaud'.
Dimensions: image 9.6 h x 15.2 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 2007.899
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