Thoonbi, 2006 inscribed 'PB' and bears title and Jirrawun Arts catalogue number PB 5 2006.250 on the reverse natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on Belgian linen 150 x 180cm
PROVENANCE: Painted in 2006 Jirrawun Arts, Western Australia Private collection
LITERATURE: Linda Michael (ed.), Paddy Bedford, Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006, p.159 (illus.).
Cf. For five related paintings of the same size and palette which were executed in 2006 see Lind Michael (ed.), Paddy Bedford, Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006, pp.112-116.
According to anthropologist Dr. Frances Kofod, 'Thoonbi is a small, beautiful gorge on the upper reaches of the Ord River on Bedford Downs Station in the east Kimberley. It is close to the place where the road into Bedford Downs crosses the river' (ibid, p.135).