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Lot #2 - Sidney Nolan

  • Auction House:
    Bonhams Australia
  • Sale Name:
    Sidney Nolan | The Early Years | Online Auction
  • Sale Date:
    09 Mar 2023 ~ 2pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
  • Lot Description:
    Sidney Nolan
    Hulk, Kelly Series, c.1947
    transfer drawing on paper
    25.0 x 31.5cm (9 13/16 x 12 3/8in).
    titled on label verso (unsighted)
    Please note this work can be viewed in our Melbourne gallery. Also please note this work is mounted but not framed.
  • Provenance:
    Sir Sidney Nolan, United Kingdom, until 1992; Lady Nolan, United Kingdom, until 2016; The Estate of Lady Nolan, United Kingdom
  • Notes:
    RELATED WORKS: Similar examples of the Kelly series transfer drawings are in the collection of Heidi Museum and Art Gallery, Melbourne (seven examples), the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (five examples), and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (two examples). For published examples of transfer drawings from this series, see: Sidney Nolan: Works on Paper Retrospective, 1980-81, cat. 67 and front cover illustration; Andrew Sayers, Sidney Nolan Drawings, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1989, pp. 40, 41; Warwick Reeder, The Ned Kelly Paintings: Nolan at Heide 1946-47, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 1997, cat. 10-19, pp. 70-72. In the first two weeks of January 1947, amid painting the Kelly series, Nolan's focus switched briefly to a series of works on paper relating to the same theme. The couple depicted and the decorative wallpaper draw comparison with the Kelly series painting Constable Fitzpatrick and Kate Kelly, in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, painted in October 1946. Within days of completing the present work Nolan painted three of his best known Kelly works, Quilting the Armour, Stringybark Creek and The Trial.
  • Estimate:
    A$2,000 - 3,000
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