Signature: signed Nolan lower right with “SONNET NO. 40 Lascivious grace, in whom all ill well shows / Kill me with spites, yet we must not be foes” typed and attached verso with Macquarie Galleries exhibition label dated Sept 1967.
Provenance: purchased by Joseph Brown from Macquarie Galleries 1967. Acquired by David Bardas for the Coppin Grove Collection in 1967 until 2011. Private collection, Sydney until 2013. Acquired by Andrew Turley & Rachael Ash from 2013 until present.
Exhibited in Sidney Nolan Shakespeare Sonnets, the Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 27 September to 14 October 1967.
Literature: Sidney Nolan Shakespeare Sonnets, the Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 27 September to 14 October 1967 The Coppin Grove Collection of Sandra and David Bardas, 2011, Macmillan Publishers, Melbourne, Australia. p.16 illus. col.