The Valley of Dry Bones, 1947

Record number
cm001044
Title

The Valley of Dry Bones

Date
1947
Medium
oil
Support
canvas
Dimensions
885 x 868 mm
Inscriptions

Painted / By Colin McCahon / November / 1947 (brushpoint, b.r.)

Credit line
gift of the artist, 1983
Accession number
1983-0049-1
Extended inscriptions

Come from the / four Winds, O Breath, / and breethe upon these / Slain, that they / may live (t.c.-u.l)

The Valley of / Dry Bones (l.r.)

Exhibition history

1948 Colin McCahon: Exhibition of Paintings
Wellington Public Library
Wellington
2/2/1948 - 21/2/1948

1975 McCahon 'Religious' Works 1946-1952
Manawatu Art Gallery
Palmerston North
3/1975 - 3/1975

1983 Colin McCahon: The Mystical Landscape
National Art Gallery
Wellington
12/12/1983 - 21/1/1984

1984 I will need words: Colin McCahon's Word and Number Paintings
Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Sydney
Sydney
11/4/1984 - 17/6/1984

1988 Colin McCahon: Gates and Journeys
Auckland City Art Gallery
Auckland
11/11/1988 - 26/2/1989

1999 Toi Toi Toi: Drei Kunstlergenerationen aux Nueseeland
Museum Fridericianum
Kassel
23/1/1999 - 5/4/1999

Notes

The quoted text comes from Ezekiel 37:9.