Rita Angus

Willow Tree

Willow Tree by Rita Angus

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The Avon River meanders through central Christchurch and has many willow trees along its banks that date from early colonial settlement. This drawing reveals Rita Angus' concerns with trees and their annual life cycles, as well as their changing appearance within nature. Plant-forms as symbols of growth and decay fascinated the artist throughout her life.

Title
Willow Tree
Artist/creator
Production date
1940
Medium
pen, ink
Dimensions
490 x 385 mm
Inscription
Rita Cook / 40 (l.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/11
Other ID
1970/48 Old Accession Number, 1970/11/C
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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