An image of Boat

Sidney Nolan

(Australia, England 22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov 1992)

Boat

Location
Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Further information

One of the most famous of Nolan's European landscapes, this work was the result of a visit he and his wife made in 1956 to the island of Hydra, where they lived for several months. Its idyllic luminosity reflects their brief but happy period there, despite the fact that Nolan was already planning his dark and troubling Gallipoli series; stimulated by a meeting with Australian writer Alan Moorehead, living on the neighbouring island of Spetsai whilst writing his major study on the subject.

Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2001

Place of origin
Hydra, Greece
Year
1959
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
Dimensions
122.5 x 154.0 cm board; 137.3 x 167.0 x 4.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, blue paint "N". Signed and dated verso, "... 1959/ Feb 18th 1959/ N./ ...".
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 2001
Accession number
9.2001
Copyright
© The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library