M T Woollaston

Portrait of the artist's wife

Portrait of the artist's wife by M T Woollaston

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This portrait was made at the outset of WW II when Edith was pregnant with their second child, and the possibility of Woollaston being conscripted was a real threat. Her pensive figure has a strength and solidity that demonstrates her steadfastness despite the risks. Paul Cézanne’s influence is evident in the planes of colour used to describe Edith’s form. (Intimate Portraits, 2005)

Title
Portrait of the artist's wife
Artist/creator
Production date
1939
Medium
oil on board
Dimensions
468 x 418 mm
Inscription
WOOLLASTON (u.l.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/23
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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