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PROPERTY FROM THE JINX NOLAN COLLECTION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Carcass of Ram 1953

Estimate $150,000 - $200,000

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© Reproduced with the permission of Jinx Nolan

PROPERTY FROM THE JINX NOLAN COLLECTION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SIDNEY NOLAN

1917-1992
Carcass of Ram 1953

oil and enamel paint on composition board
signed and dated 'NOLAN / 53' lower right; signed, dated and inscribed 'Nolan / 1953/ CARCASE / OF / RAM' verso
121.3 x 90.8 cm

  • Lot Sold $150,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $183,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Mr Sidney Nolan, London
Mrs Cynthia Nolan, London, gift from the above
Private Collection, United States of America, by descent from the above

Exhibited

(Probably) Drought Paintings by Sidney Nolan, Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne, June 1953, no. 26, 'Ram Skeleton', 120 gns
(Probably) Sidney Nolan Exhibition of Paintings, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, 29 July – 15 August 1953, no. 3, 'Ram', 100 gns
Sidney Nolan, Durlacher Bros, New York, 27 March – 21 April 1956, no. 4
Sidney Nolan, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, June – July 1957, no. 44, '1952'
Sidney Nolan: An Exhibition of Paintings, The Arts Council of Great Britain, tour, 1957, no. 11, '1952'
Sidney Nolan, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 24 March – 6 May 1961, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 13 May – 3 June 1961, Temple Newsam House Leeds, 10 June – 1 July 1961, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 8-29 July 1961, City Art Gallery, Bristol, 5-26 August 1961, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2-23 September 1961, Scottish Royal Acadamey, Edinburgh, 30 September – 28 October 1961, City Art Gallery, Wakefield, 4-28 November 1961, no. 46
Sidney Nolan: Retrospective Exhibition: Paintings from 1937 to 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 September – 29 October 1967, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 22 November – 17 December 1967, Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth, 9 January – 4 February 1968, no. 73, illustrated (label verso)
(Probably) Sidney Nolan: Retrospective Exhibition, The Arts Centre, New Metropole, Folkestone, Kent, 21 February – 18 April 1970, no. 30, 'Carcase'
On loan to Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
Sidney Nolan: Desert and Drought, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 6 June – 17 August 2003, no. 63, illustrated (label verso)

Literature

Paul Haefliger, 'Sidney Nolan's Exhibition of Paintings', The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 29 July 1953, p. 2
James Gleeson, 'Paintings of Drought by Sidney Nolan', The Sun, Sydney, 29 July 1953, p. 20
Robert M. Coates, 'The Art Galleries: Antipodes', New Yorker, 7 April 1956, p. 123
Kenneth Clark, Colin MacInnes, Bryan Robertson, Sidney Nolan, Thames and Hudson, London, 1961, p. 115 (illustrated), '1952'
Geoffrey Smith, Sidney Nolan: Desert and Drought, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2003, pp. 98, 113 (illustrated), 153

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