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Toss in Greymouth; McCahon Colin; 1959; 716

Toss in Greymouth, McCahon Colin, 1959, 716
Name/Title
Toss in Greymouth
About this object
Abstract panoramic format landscape of Greymouth harbour with black Tau cross at centre. A poem written by Toss Woollaston is inscribed in the facing left side which reads"lit on the flax/a tui at dusk/and shot the late evening open with song".
Date Made
1959
Medium and Materials
Enamel on hardboard
Place Made
New Zealand
Measurements
577 x 1060
Subject and Association Description
Painted for Toss Woollaston when he was working as a Rawleigh's man in Greymouth (1949 - 1968). The black Tau Cross, at centre, is used by McCahon as a protective motif and this straddles the entrance of Greymouth Harbour. This painting has a 'twin' painted at the same time and in a similar style and format, dedicated to John Caselburg and in the collection of The Hocken Library.
Credit Line
Gifted by Sir Mountford Tosswill Woollaston in 1984
Object Type
Painting
Object number
716

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cross
flax
Greymouth
handwriting
Landscape
river
text
tui


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