Edith; Toss WOOLLASTON; 1937; 490

Name/Title

Edith

About this object

A head and shoulders ink sketched of Edith Woollaston, the artist's wife.

Maker

Toss WOOLLASTON

Date Made

1937

Medium and Materials

Pen and ink on paper

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Female

Subject and Association Description

In 1937 Edith and Toss Woollaston were living in Mapua and due to have their first child. Joe was born on 19 September in Dunedin, Edith's home town.

On 25 August, Toss wrote "Darling my spirit almost faints if suddenly without warning I think how much I love you" and sent the words to Edith as he prepared to meet her in Dunedin before the birth (Trevelyan, 2004, p.76).

This portrait is a study for Woollaston's oil on board Portrait of the Artist's wife 1939, currently in the Auckland Art Gallery collection.

Named Collection

Woollaston Davies Collection

Credit Line

Gifted by the artist in 1979

Object Type

Drawing

Object number

490

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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