Artist Unknown Untitled (Serpent and Flying Foxes)
Lot 17
Attributed to Jimmy Midjaw Midjaw (circa 1897-1985) Untitled (Rock Python and Flying Foxes)
Sold for AU$ 7,320 (US$ 6,421) inc. premium

Lot Details
Attributed to Jimmy Midjaw Midjaw (circa 1897-1985)
Untitled (Rock Python and Flying Foxes)
bears a Dorothy Bennett label on the reverse
natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
71 x 54cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Painted in western Arnhem Land circa 1960
    Dorothy Bennett, Darwin
    Private collection, USA

    Cf. For a stylistically similar example depicting a rock python see Wally Caruana (ed.), Windows on the Dreaming: Aboriginal Paintings in the Australian National Gallery, Canberra: Australian National Gallery and Sydney: Ellsyd Press, 1989, fig. no.5, p.32; For another related example formerly in the Spence-Gill Collection (USA) see Nawarran the Rock Python in Sotheby's, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, 28 June 1999, lot 109
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