(Australia, England 22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov 1992)
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- 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
- synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
- 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./ ...".
- Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 2001
- Accession number
- © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library