Lot 17
  • 17

Wanurr Namundja (“Bob”) circa 1928-2007

5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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  • Namarnde Frolicking
  • Natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark (eucalyptus tetradonta)
  • 65cm by 40cm
Natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark


Painted at Mudjinberri (Mudjinbardi), Western Arnhem Land, circa 1966
The Dorothy Bennett Collection
Wesfarmers, Perth, Western Australia
Sotheby's Aboriginal and Tribal Art, including ‘The Dorothy Bennett Collection’, Sydney, 9 November 1997, Lot 6
The Thomas Vroom Collection, The Netherlands


Wear your Dreams, AAMU, Utrecht, 16 September 2005 – 8 January 2006
Aboriginal Art Today!, AAMU, Utrecht, 21 April 2010 - 1 November 2010


Lance Bennett, Oosutoraria mikai bijutsu ART OF THE DREAMTIME: the Dorothy Bennett collection of Australian Aboriginal Art of the Dreamtime, Japan, 1969, p.30, fig.15, illus. Georges Petitjean, Contemporary Aboriginal Art, The AAMU and Dutch Collections, Uitgeverij Snoeck, The Netherlands, 2010, p.84, illus.

Catalogue Note

In a photograph from Lance Bennett’s archive, illustrated in this catalogue on page 35, this painting is seen being documented by Bennett at Mudjinberri (Mudjinbardi) in the company of Nadjombolmi, Diidja and an interpreter.