McLeavey sat here
C. McC. (fibre-tip pen, b.r.)
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.)
1976 Auckland: New Zealand Drawing 1976, Auckland City Art Gallery, December 1976, cat. no. 58.
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.