Colin McCahon

The Marys at the Tomb

The Marys at the Tomb by Colin McCahon

Artwork Detail

‘When I painted this picture I was living in Barbour Street, Christchurch, but the actual subject of the picture relies very much on my memory of the Otago landscape. This was a Dunedin thing I particularly liked around Wakari, especially when the trees are as they are shown in the painting sitting on the skyline as they do. No doubt all this landscape profile has now vanished.’

Colin McCahon

(Golden, 2004)

The Marys at the Tomb
Colin McCahon
Production date
oil on canvas, lined
930 x 1182 x 85 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960
Accession no
Other ID
1960/34 Old Accession Number, cm000669 Catalogue Number
Copying restrictions apply
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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