Sidney Nolan / Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) Abstract, c.1939 43.0 x 54.0cm (16 15/16 x 21 1/4in). (sheet size)
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Sidney Nolan (1917-1992)
signed lower centre: 'Nolan'
monotype on paper
43.0 x 54.0cm (16 15/16 x 21 1/4in). (sheet size)
Sir Sidney Nolan, United Kingdom, until 1992
Lady Nolan, United Kingdom, until 2016
The Estate of Lady Nolan, United Kingdom
Similar works dating to c.1939 are in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (two examples); National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (one example), Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (five examples) and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (two examples).
For published examples of early abstract monotypes see:
Sidney Nolan: Works on Paper Retrospective, 1980-81, cat. 12
Sidney Nolan: Landscapes and Legends, Retrospective Exhibition, 1987-88, p. 36
Sidney Nolan Drawings, National Gallery of Australia, 1989, pp. 13, 16 & 17