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Quilting the armour-Ned Kelly Series

Sidney Nolan1947

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Mrs Skillion, who was Margaret Kelly, sat out in the evenings sewing the soft blue quilting into the headpiece of the armour. Historical record

The armour casts a heavy, baneful shadow. Kelly’s sister is quilting the helmet to protect a precious head and it’s done with tenderness and love, while a peaceful world goes about its life.Sidney Nolan Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2010

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  • Title: Quilting the armour-Ned Kelly Series
  • Creator: Sidney NOLAN
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Physical Dimensions: w1212 x h904 cm
  • Type: Painting,enamel on composition board
  • Rights: Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
  • External Link: National Gallery of Australia

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