Edith and Anna; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1959; 519
Edith and AnnaAbout this object
A pencil sketch of Edith and Anna Woollaston (the artist's wife and daughter), drinking and talking at the kitchen table in front of a window.Maker
1959Medium and Materials
Pencil on paperPlace Made
This was 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.
Anna was the third of four Woollaston children to leave home and Philip (the youngest) left soon after 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 Woollaston began to paint full time and Peter McLeavey became his art dealer.
Woollaston Davies CollectionCredit Line
Gifted by the artist in 1979Object Type
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