McLeavey sat here, 1975

Record number
cm000688
Title

McLeavey sat here

Date
1975
Medium
fibre-tip pen
Support
paper
Dimensions
335 x 208 mm
Inscriptions

C. McC.   (fibre-tip pen, b.r.)

Credit line
gift of an anonymous donor, 1986
Accession number
1986-0054-1
Extended inscriptions

Polynesian beads / & Rosary (t.l.)
Moby Dick / really / OAIA / a white rock (c.r.)
small birds (c.)
Necessary [...] Protection (c.r.-c.)
McLeavey / sat / here (c.r.)
Cliffs / of / fall / wise & / deep (c.)

Exhibition history

1976 New Zealand Drawing 1976
Auckland City Art Gallery
Auckland
11/1976 - 12/1976

Notes

A schematic drawing that explains the origins of many of McCahon's preoccupations in his 'Necessary protection' series. Peter McLeavey was the artist's Wellington dealer. The reference to 'Cliffs of fall' is taken from New Zealand author Dan Davin.