Arthur Boyd - Nebuchdnezzar on fire falling over a waterfall (1968)
Australia 45c Stamp Issued 1999
Art Gallery of NSW Sydney
This stamp was issued in 1999 in conjunction with another stamp that portrayed artist Arthur Boyd who died in the same year.
The disturbing character depicted in the stamp is credited with building the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in addition to succeeding in conquests of Judah and Jerusalem in bible stories in the “Book of Daniel”. Arthur Boyd created this painting as part of a series of 70 paintings that commented on the suffering and madness of the Vietnam War. He often depicted the biblical characters in Australian landscapes.