Lot 37
  • 37

Attributed to ‘Jungle Jim’ Lamurautemirri circa 1890 - 1974

Estimate
2,000 - 4,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Attributed to ‘Jungle Jim’ Lamurautemirri
  • Untitled, Female Figure, possibly a representation of Bima
  • Natural earth pigments on carved wood
  • 36.5cm high

Provenance

Executed on Bathurst or Melville Island, circa 1962
Sotheby’s, Tribal Art, Melbourne, 21 April 1991, lot 27
Aboriginal and Pacific Arts, Sydney, purchased 7 October 1999
Fiona Brockhoff, Melbourne

Exhibited

Open Air: Portraits in the Landscape, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 3 December 2008 - 1 March 2009

Literature

Jennifer Isaacs, Tiwi Art/History/Culture, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2012, p. 160, illus. 

Cf. Aboriginal Art from the Thomas Vroom Collection, Bonhams, Sydney, 6 September 2015, lot 15, for a related figure

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