Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

The pinnacle of perfection: Wiltshire's Indian Ink (1933) Description: Commercial art design
Title Notes: Two indistinct inscriptions on verso upper edge appear, when both are read, to give a date of 1933. This would be compatible with Nolan's employment in commercial art in that period. (KA 19/2/02)
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink, brush and ink and opaque white Support: cardboard

Primary Insc: Inscribed as part of artwork upper edge in ink, 'The pinnacle of perfection'. Inscribed as part of artwork lower edge in ink, 'Wiltshire's Indian Ink'. Inscribed as part of artwork in centre in ink, 'Wiltshire's / Australian / Indian Ink / Waterproof'.
Dimensions: sheet 19.6 h x 12.4 w cm image 16.8 h x 9.8 w cm sight 19.2 h x 11.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist, 1979.
Accession No: NGA 79.1279
Image rights: © Sidney Nolan Trust
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, 1979.