signed lower right and stamped ‘HERMANNSBURG AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS’ on the reverse
21 x 31cm
Private collection, South Australia
In Central Australian Landscape Namatjira’s detailed observations of the Western MacDonnell Ranges and the James Ranges demonstrate his intimate knowledge of the artist’s ancestor’s lands. His skilled use of the watercolour medium creates an extraordinary vision capturing the expansive nature of the Australian landscape with its vibrant colour and pulsating heat.
thence by descent, the collection Mrs Anne Whiteman, Camden;
Private collection, Sydney
The painting was purchased from Rex Batterbee in Alice Springs by Mr and Mrs Whiteman while on their honeymoon. This painting includes the original receipt dated 24th June 1954, signed by Rex Battarbee, and a letter from Rex Battarbee, dated on the same day, to Mr Whiteman thanking him for the payment.