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Arrarnta people

Australia 1902 – 1959

The western MacDonnell Range, central Australia [The western MacDonnell Range, Central Australia] 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 lower right corner in watercolour, 'ALBERT NAMATJIRA'. Not dated.
Tertiary Insc: Inscription upper edge in blue ball-point pen, '... (illeg.) MACDONELL RANGES'. Inscribed upper centre in blue ball-point, 'BY/ ALBERT NAMATJIRA'. Stamped centre right, 'b' [the b crossed out]. Stamped in blue ink, 'DISTRICT WELFARE OFFICER ALICE SPRINGS'.
Dimensions: image 25.2 h x 35.8 w cm sheet 25.2 h x 35.8 w cm
Accession No: NGA 59.256
  • Purchased by the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board (C.A.A.B.), from Artarmon Galleries, Sydney, January 1959.