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Toss in Greymouth; Colin McCAHON; 1959; 716

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The Naked Truth, Moody Muriel, 408Toss in Greymouth; Colin McCAHON; 1959; 716
Name/Title
Toss in Greymouth
About this object
Abstract panoramic format landscape of Greymouth harbour with black Tau/'T' cross at centre. A poem by Toss Woollaston is inscribed in the facing left side which reads"alit on the flax a tui at dusk / and broke the / late evening / open / with / song."
Date Made
1959
Medium and Materials
Enamel on hardboard
Measurements
597 x 1607 mm
Subject and Association Keywords
Landscapes/Regional landscapes
Landscapes/River
Text
Religion
Animals/Birds/Native
Flora
New Zealand/South Island/West Coast/Greymouth
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 Toss Woollaston in 1984
Object Type
Painting
Object number
716

Tags

Animals/Birds/Native
AnimalsBirdsNative
ceramic
Landscapes/Regional landscapes
LandscapesRegional landscapes
Landscapes/River
LandscapesRiver
Text
Woman


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