Oil on canvas
1500 x 1000mm
Inscriptions: Hanly 61 [l.r.]
This work was painted while Pat Hanly was in Florence on a British Arts Council scholarship and Italian government scholarship. The figures—freely distorted in scale, colour, and shape—clearly declare his debt to Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, and especially Francis Bacon.
Young Contemporaries, RBA Galleries, London, 1962
First solo exhibition, Comedy Gallery, London, 1961
Gregory O’Brien (ed.), Hanly (Tāmaki Makaurau: Ron Sang Publications, 2012), 43.
Challenge Collection (later Fletcher Trust Collection), purchased from Webb’s, Tāmaki Makaurau, 24 July 1985, lot 189
Collection of Mr and Mrs Otto Groen, Tāmaki Makaurau