John Caselberg, Anna and Philip; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1959; 468
John Caselberg, Anna and PhilipAbout this object
The three figures sit together in a quiet domestic scene, the figure on the left gazes out to the side while the other two both glance down as though reading.Maker
1959Medium and Materials
Pencil, pen and ink on paperSubject and Association Keywords
This study was completed in the final year that Anna Woollaston lived at home with her parents, Edith and Toss. In 1959 she moved to Auckland to attend Auckland University and board with Colin McCahon and his family. Later, in 1960 she married John Caselberg, a poet, writer and critic who had been friends with her father since the 1940s.
Philip (the youngest) was also due to leave home in the early 1960s. Financial need lessened as the children left and Toss was able to focus more on his painting. The 1960s saw Toss' career gain momentum. In 1966 he acquired Peter McLeavey as his dealer and began to paint full time.
Woollaston Davies CollectionCredit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979Object Type
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