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Sidney Nolan / Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) Kneeling Woman among Flowers, c.1946 31.5 x 25.0cm (12 3/8 x 9 13/16in). (sheet size)

Lot 45
Sidney Nolan
(1917-1992)
Kneeling Woman among Flowers, c.1946 31.5 x 25.0cm (12 3/8 x 9 13/16in). (sheet size)
23 August 2022, 18:00 AEST
Sydney

AU$1,500 - AU$2,500

Sidney Nolan (1917-1992)

Kneeling Woman among Flowers, c.1946
enamel and monotype on paper
31.5 x 25.0cm (12 3/8 x 9 13/16in). (sheet size)

Footnotes

PROVENANCE
Sir Sidney Nolan, United Kingdom, until 1992
Lady Nolan, United Kingdom, until 2016
The Estate of Lady Nolan, United Kingdom

RELATED WORKS
Two similar monotypes of women, c.1946, are in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

For a published example of another monotype from this small group see:
Sidney Nolan Drawings, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1989, p. 35


Sunday Reed, Nolan's patron and lover, was a keen gardener at Heide and much of her work can still be seen there today. Several of Nolan's most evocative images of Sunday represent her among the flowers and trees she nurtured, such as Rosa Mutabilis, 1945, in the collection of Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. When Nolan left Heide Sunday was devastated and later planted what she called the Heart Garden in his memory, a heart-shaped bed filled with plants such as forget-me-nots and heart's ease.

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