Albert NAMATJIRA, not titled [Haasts Bluff] Enlarge 1 /1
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On display on Level 1


Arrarnta people

Australia 1902 – 1959

not titled [Haasts Bluff] c.1956 Place made: Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, graphite; paper; watercolour painting in watercolour over drawing in black pencil Support: thick wove paper

Primary Insc: Signed Iower right in blue ink, 'Albert Namatjira'. Not dated or titled.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower right in blue ink, 'To Frank'.
Dimensions: image 36.0 h x 54.2 w cm sheet 37.2 h x 55.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Robert Ellicott 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.597
  • From previous worksheet "gift of Albert Namatjira to Frank Clune - who gave the work to Mr. Ellicott.

The iconic image of a discrete peak or monolith rising from the surrounding plain, visible from a vast distance, held a particular attraction for Namatjira. Mount Sonder Rutjipma and Haasts Bluff Ulumpawarru are examples.

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