Northland panels, 1958

Record number
cm001026
Title
Northland panels
Date
1958
Medium
enamel
Support
8 unstretched canvases
Dimensions
1: 1779 x 817 mm
2: 1778 x 835 mm
3: 1761 x 595 mm
4: 1764 x 554 mm
5: 1778 x 825 mm
6: 1770 x 610 mm
7: 1779 x 802 mm
8: 1746 x 600 mm
Inscriptions
1: 1 / LEFT (on reverse)
3: 3 (on reverse)
5: 5 (on reverse)
6: 2 (inverted, on reverse)
8: McCahon NOV.58. (brushpoint, b.l.); 8 (on reverse)
Credit line
purchased 1978 with Ellen Eames Collection funds and assistance from the New Zealand Lottery Board
Accession number
1978-0009-1
Extended inscriptions
4: rain (l.c.)
5: a landscape / with too few / lovers. (t.c.-t.r.)
6: TUI / TUI / TUI (c.l.-l.l.)
8: Oh yes it can / be dark here / and manuka / in bloom may / breed despair (t.c.-u.r.)
History
1959 Auckland: Louise Henderson, Colin McCahon and Kase Jackson, Auckland City Art Gallery, 2-? June 1959.
1959 Christchurch: Paintings by Colin McCahon, November 1958-August 1959, Gallery 91, 6-18? October 1959, cat. no. 1, 96 gns.
1968 Auckland: Ten Years of New Zealand Painting in Auckland 1958-1967, Auckland City Art Gallery, March-12 May 1968, cat. no. 14.
1968 Wellington: [The Northland Panels], Peter McLeavey Gallery, 23 October-16 November 1968, $3000.
1972 Auckland: Colin McCahon/a survey exhibition, Auckland City Art Gallery, 7 March-21 April 1972, cat. no. 28 (as The Northland panels).
1988 Auckland: Colin McCahon: Gates and Journeys, Auckland City Art Gallery, 11 November 1988-26 February 1989, cat. no. J18 (as Northland Panels).