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 - 4,700
Auction Details
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


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

    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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