Oil on board
450 x 610mm
Margot Philips was largely self-taught but during the 1950s she attended summer school classes taken by Colin McCahon. He encouraged her to ‘experiment and remain true to her vision’. This painting was formerly in the collection of McCahon and his wife, Anne Hamblett. It was purportedly a gift from Philips.
InscriptionsMargot L. Philips. [l.r.] MARGOT L PHILIPS / NOT DATED / Collection / Anne & Colin / McCahon [verso]
Contemporary New Zealand Painting and Sculpture, Auckland City Art Gallery (later Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki), November 1962, cat. no. 68
Fletcher Trust Collection, purchased May 1992
Collection of Colin McCahon, Tāmaki Makaurau