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Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Set design for the ballet Icare 1940
Collection Title: the Ballets Russes' production of Icare [Icarus]
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Creation Notes: Sydney
Materials & Technique: drawings, cardboard; gouache; graphite; ink; paper drawing in gouache, brush and ink, black pencil and collaged elements Support: cardboard mounted on cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: Signed upper centre, brush and blue ink 'Sidney Nolan' ('N' not reversed). Dated lower centre, red fibre-tipped pen '1940'. Inscribed l.c., red and blue fibre-tipped pens 'Icare'.
Tertiary Insc: Stamp l.l. 'Lifar'. Inscribed l.l., blue pencil 'Sydney'. Stamp l.r. 'Academie Nationale de Musique et de Danse/Serge Lifar/Maitre/de /Ballet'. Inscribed l.r., blue pencil 'Australie'.
Dimensions: sheet 37.8 h x 41.2 w cm sight 36.9 h x 40.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.879
Subject: Theatre arts, Australia Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: © Sidney Nolan Trust