N05993 INLAND AUSTRALIA 1950
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).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II