Watercolour on paper
575 x 338mm
Inscriptions: Rita Angus/53 [l.r.]
This painting is of plants in the garden of Rita Angus’s mother at Waikanae. In 1955, the artist showed it at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts’ Annual Exhibition, where it bore a price tag of 15 guineas.
Rita Angus: Life and Vision, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa), Te Whangaui-a-Tara, 2008 (toured)
Rita Angus, National Art Gallery (later the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa), Te Whangaui-a-Tara, 9 December 1982 to 6 March 1983 (toured), cat. no. 60
Annual Exhibition, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, 1955, cat. no. 304, 15gns
Formerly in the collection of the artist’s brother.