Nude; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1977; 439

Name/Title

Nude

About this object

A watercolour study of a nude figure seated in a high-backed chair, with legs crossed and head resting on arm.

Maker

Toss WOOLLASTON

Date Made

1977

Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Place Made

The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Nude

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Female

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Nelson/The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu

Subject and Association Description

This painting is one of a series of nude studies, completed at The Suter Art Gallery. The studies form part of the Woollaston 101 collection and were gifted to the Suter by the artist in 1979. This painting, however, was purchased with the assistance of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council in 1979.

During 1977, Woollaston was part of a group that met regularly at The Suter Art Gallery to paint nude studies. The paintings culminated in an exhibition 'Woollaston: Studies from the Nude' which opened at The Suter before touring the rest of the country.

The chair is thought to be Woollaston's 'studio' chair, though there is some question as to why he would have brought this chair to life drawing sessions at The Suter.

Credit Line

Purchased with the assistance of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council in 1979

Object Type

Painting

Object number

439

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

04 May 2016 07:07 AM,UTC

He didn't take the chair to the Suter I was the model and I sat for him at his house in Rewaka
Carolyn Osborne

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