Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

not titled [design for drop curtain for Cocteau's 'Orphée'] 1948 Description: for the play produced by Sydney University Dramatic Society
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, gouache; graphite; ink; paper drawing in gouache, black pencil, and carbon transfer drawing with collage of magazine illustrations Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated on verso upper left, 'Sidney Nolan / 1949'. Inscribed upper left pencil, ''Orphee' / Curtain'. Inscribed in reverse as part of work in pencil, 'Orphée hunts Eurydice's lost life'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in pencil, 'Sydney 1949 / SUDS production / Sydney University (Sam Hughes)'. Inscribed verso lower centre in pencil, 'Cynthia / with love / XX / London Nov 56'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right in pencil, 'AG 2668'.
Dimensions: image 25.4 h x 30.6 w cm sheet 25.4 h x 30.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 87.699
Subject: Theatre arts, Australia Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: © Sidney Nolan Trust