(Australia, England 22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov 1992)
(Portugal – )
- Not on display
- Further information
This impressive tapestry is based on Nolan's painting 'Kelly and horse' 1946, part of the artist's 1974 gift to the nation held at the Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, near Canberra. It was one of six unique tapestries Nolan had made, based on his first series of Ned Kelly paintings, at the Portalegre Tapestry Workshop, Portugal (also used by Arthur Boyd and John Olsen) during the 1970s. Subsequently, a number of these were exhibited at David Jones' Gallery in Sydney in 1973 and later in 1975, after the completion of this work.
Translation of the original painted image to a large tapestry, has resulted in an amplification of scale that greatly increases the dramatic and emotional impact of Nolan's subject.
Curator, Australian & Pacific Art
- Place of origin
- Textile, Weaving
- wool tapestry
- 296.0 x 415.0 cm variable
- Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner within weave, brown wool "Nolan". Not dated.
- Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2001
- Accession number
- © The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library