Catalogue entry


Inscr. ‘23-3-50 Nolan’ b.r.
Ripolin on hardboard, 48×60 (121·5×152).
Purchased from the artist through the Redfern Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1951.
Coll: K. Bonython 1950, relinquished in favour of the Tate Gallery 1951.
Exh: David Jones Gallery, Sydney, April 1950 (38); Redfern Gallery, January 1951 (7).
Lit: Clark, MacInnes and Robertson, 1961, p.20.

Painted early in 1950, one of forty-seven pictures executed 1949–50 when the artist visited Central Australia; the trip was made largely by plane, ‘creating to a large extent the impression from which the picture was painted’ (letter from the artist, February 1951).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II