HASZARD, Rhona;

The Blue Wrap

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1925
Oil on canvas on board
300 x 365mm (image); 475 x 545mm (frame)

Inscriptions: RHONA McKENZIE [l.r.]

This painting, also known as The Blue Robe, is a New Zealand scene. It was executed in the year of Rhona Haszard’s departure from this country and is typical of the highly coloured Post-Impressionism characteristic of her work. The purple draped figure with the sun umbrella is a fashionable Japanese touch. Paint is applied in a thick, patch-like way to create a lively surface appropriately expressive of wind at the beach.

Illustrated

Joanne Drayton, Rhona Haszard: An Experimental Expatriate New Zealand Artist (Ōtautahi: Canterbury University Press, 2002), plate 7.

Provenance

1987–
Fletcher Trust Collection, purchased from McArthur and Company, 5 August 1987, lot 29

–1987
Unknown

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