Untitled (Spirit Figure and Kangaroo) bears the artist's name, title, tribe, moiety and dimensions on the reverse natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark 107.5 x 63cm
PROVENANCE: Painted in Western Arnhem Land circa 1960 Private collection Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 24 July 2007, lot 14 Private collection
Cf. It is likely this painting was executed by Nicholas active in Oenpelli during the 1960s. Three works collected by Dr Scougall from this period were gifted to the Art Gallery of New South Wales and are illustrated in Hetti Perkins (ed.), Crossing Country: The Alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art, Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004, pp.42-43.
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