M T Woollaston

Edith in a straw hat

Edith in a straw hat by M T Woollaston

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Woollaston noted in a letter to Edith days before they were married in 1936, 'You were beautiful last night - at moments I longed intensely to be painting you.' He continued to sketch and paint her for the rest of her life.

Understandably, Edith was somewhat shy when Woollaston exhibited these portraits, preferring not to attend an exhibition of his in Dunedin in 1948 for fear of being recognised. (Intimate Portraits, 2005)

Title
Edith in a straw hat
Artist/creator
Production date
1973
Medium
oil on board
Dimensions
910 x 690 mm
Inscription
(l.l.) Woollaston '73
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/37
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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