Albert NAMATJIRA, Mount Sonder, MacDonnell Ranges Enlarge 1 /1


Arrarnta people

Australia 1902 – 1959

Mount Sonder, MacDonnell Ranges c.1957 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 recto lower right corner in watercolour, 'ALBERT NAMATJIRA' . not dated.
Dimensions: image 25.3 h x 35.6 w cm sheet 25.3 h x 35.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Mall Juske, 1959
Accession No: NGA 59.46

When depicting isolated peaks such as Mount Sonder Rutjipma, Mount Connor Atila and Central Mount Wedge, which all rise as clear entities from the plains that surround them, Namatjira's interest is less on the shifting shadow and more on profile.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra