Dehra Doon Road View, Riwaka; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1974; 527


Dehra Doon Road View, Riwaka

About this object

A watercolour landscape; the view is from the foothills of the Arthur Range on Dehra Doon Road, looking across the agricultural plains of Riwaka across to the Richmond Ranges on the other side of Tasman Bay.



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Medium and Materials

Watercolour and pencil on paper

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Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes/Regional landscapes/Tasman landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Tasman/Riwaka

Subject and Association Description

Toss Woollaston's retrospective, "M.T. Woollaston: Works/1933-1973" opened at the Manawatu Art Gallery in 1973 under Luit Bieringa. Throughout 1974 this popular exhibition toured the country.

Watercolour landscape studies were an important part of the development of Woollaston's large oils. He described them as "a rapid medium for striking quickly – while the iron is hot, so to speak – and so I like it best in summer, when what is put down dries at once and can take more, almost as fast as I can think" (Barnett, 1991, p.77).

Dehra Doon is an area near Riwaka where Woollaston was based for much of his career. It is named for a town in India (also called Dehradun) in the Uttarakhand State.

Named Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

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