Angels and bed no. 2
ANGELS & BED, COLIN. '76 B (brushpoint, b.l.); FOR WALTER. (brushpoint, b.r.)
1976 Wellington: Recent works by Colin McCahon, Peter McLeavey Gallery, 17 August-3 September 1976, cat. no. 16 (as Angels and Bed (B)), NFS.
1977 Auckland: McCahon: Angels & Bed, Peter Webb Galleries, 8-19 August 1977.
McCahon's friend Dr Walter Auburn was for many years honorary curator of prints at Auckland Art Gallery. Like Rodney Kennedy, to whom the first work in the 'Angels and bed' series was dedicated, it was an illness that prompted this painting.