Sidney Nolan / Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) Head of Woman, 1940
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Sidney Nolan (1917-1992)
titled and dated lower centre: 'HEAD OF / WOMAN 40'
signed and inscribed verso: 'Nolan / painted in Russell Street Studio Melbourne'
oil on hessian on board
50.0 x 44.5cm (19 11/16 x 17 1/2in).
Sir Sidney Nolan, United Kingdom, until 1992
Lady Nolan, United Kingdom, until 2016
The Estate of Lady Nolan, United Kingdom
In the first half of 1940 Nolan moved briefly into a pink-painted studio above a greengrocer's shop on Russell Street, opposite the Melbourne Museum. There, in June he held his first one man show, covered by the leading newspapers, opened by John Reed and favourably reviewed by George Bell. Despite this he sold nothing.