Rover Thomas (circa 1926-1998) Untitled (Barragoo Country), 1992

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Lot 30
Rover Thomas
(circa 1926-1998)
Untitled (Barragoo Country), 1992

Sold for AU$ 24,400 (US$ 18,544) inc. premium
Property from various vendors (lot 17-43)
Rover Thomas (circa 1926-1998)
Untitled (Barragoo Country), 1992
inscribed verso: "WARINGARRI ABORIGINAL ART / 60CM X 40 / ROVER / THOMAS / S-3405 AP3619"
natural earth pigments on canvas
40.0 x 60.0cm (15 3/4 x 23 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Waringarri Aboriginal Art, Kununurra, Western Australia (cat. S-3405 AP3619)
    Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
    Private collection, Sydney

    According to the original Waringarri Aboriginal Art documentation: "This story shows part of the country called Barragoo near Lake Gregory. The dog and the emu fought in Dreamtime. In the fight dog bit the emu with his front teeth and lost them. He killed the emu and walked to Mulan to a cave. He is still there today."
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