Sidney NOLAN, Constable Fitzpatrick and Kate Kelly Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 1

Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Constable Fitzpatrick and Kate Kelly 1946
Collection Title: Ned Kelly Series
Title Notes: 03
Materials & Technique: paintings, enamel paint on composition board

Primary Insc: not signed, dated reverse u.l., chalk "Oct 1946"
Dimensions: 90.7 h x 121.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
Accession No: NGA 76.279

Kate, in the exercise of her domestic duties, was passing by Fitzpatrick when the latter seized her and pulled her on to his knee. Historical record

That is what the fireplace looked like and the objects on the mantelshelf were really there. The action looks a little comic but it began the real trouble. Kelly is very observant and watchful. Sidney Nolan

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Kate, in the exercise of her domestic duties, was passing by Fitzpatrick when the latter seized her and pulled her on to his knee.

That is what the fireplace looked like and the objects on the mantelshelf were really there. The action looks a little comic but it began the real trouble. Kelly is very observant and watchful.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra