Evelyn Page

Portrait of Denis Glover

Portrait of Denis Glover by Evelyn Page

Artwork Detail

Evelyn Page knew the poet Denis Glover from the period before WWII when both lived in Christchurch. This portrait, painted several decades later, was executed at Glover’s home in Paekakariki.

Charles Brasch, a friend of both, wrote of it ‘Denis my dear old warrior, How are you? I had one glimpse of you in Eve’s portrait, and if the report’s even half true you’re still sound as a bell and dangling your toes in the sea; though the beard is a decoration that disguises you rather.’ (Intimate Portraits, 2005)

Portrait of Denis Glover
Evelyn Page
Production date
oil on board
701 x 432 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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