Nude; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1977; 439
NudeAbout this object
A watercolour study of a nude figure seated in a high-backed chair, with legs crossed and head resting on arm.Maker
1977Medium and Materials
Watercolour on paperPlace Made
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.
Purchased with the assistance of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council in 1979Object Type
He didn't take the chair to the Suter I was the model and I sat for him at his house in Rewaka
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