Sidney Nolan / Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) Figures in an Interior with hanging lamp, Kelly Series, c.1947 25.0 x 31.5cm (9 13/16 x 12 3/8in). (sheet size)
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Sidney Nolan (1917-1992)
transfer drawing on paper
25.0 x 31.5cm (9 13/16 x 12 3/8in). (sheet size)
Sir Sidney Nolan, United Kingdom, until 1992
Lady Nolan, United Kingdom, until 2016
The Estate of Lady Nolan, United Kingdom
Similar examples of the Kelly series transfer drawings are in the collection of Heidi Museum and Art Gallery, Melbourne (seven examples), the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (five examples), and the National Gallery of Victoria (two examples).
For published examples of transfer drawings from this series, see:
Sidney Nolan: Works on Paper Retrospective, 1980-81, cat. 67 and front cover illustration
Andrew Sayers, Sidney Nolan Drawings, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1989, pp. 40, 41
Warwick Reeder, The Ned Kelly Paintings: Nolan at Heide 1946-47, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 1997, cat. 10-19, pp. 70-72
In the present work Nolan depicts a kerosene lantern similar to the one in the Kelly series painting The defence of Aaron Sherritt, in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, painted a few weeks earlier.