Birrikidji Gumana (circa 1898-1982) Untitled
Lot 126
Birrikidji Gumana (circa 1898-1982) Untitled (Honey and Flood Water Designs)
AU$ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 2,800 - 4,600
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Lot Details
Birrikidji Gumana (circa 1898-1982)
Untitled (Honey and Flood Water Designs)
bears 'Painter: Birigidji. Ngarid sub-section, Dalwangu language group. Bluemud Bay area' on the reverse
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
42 x 36cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted at Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land in the early 1950s
    Private collection of the late Leonhard Adam

    EXHIBITED:
    Museum of Ethnography at the University of Bonn, Germany, from the late 1950s - 1993
    Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, United Kingdom, 1994 – 2011

    Cf. For another related work by the artist see Judith Ryan, Spirit in Land: Bark paintings from Arnhem Land in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1990, pl.1.

    This painting depicts the wild honey and flood waters associated with the billabongs surrounded by paperbark trees at Gangan.
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