Billabong, c. 1948 - Sidney Nolan

October 6, 2020

Sidney Nolan

Billabong, c. 1948

35.5 x 47.5 cmFramed: 54.5 x 62.5 cmoil on boardLabels verso: '1950. Two exhibitions in Sydney: Central Australian Landscape paintings ; and a group of studies based on the explorations of Burke and Wills. Gained the Dunlop prize of 250 pounds for a painting following a nation-wide competition. Nolan leaves Australia for the first time, bound for Europe and with a great ambition to explore the Mediterranean countries. The Kelly paintings exhibited in Rome. 1951 Settled in Cambridge ; first London one-man show.'