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Self-portrait (Wanaka) 1939
oil on canvas, 475 x 429 mm
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, on loan from the Rita Angus Estate
Rita Angus never finished this work, which she painted after visiting her friend Marjorie Marshall in Wanaka.
The painting seems unusually candid compared to her earlier self-portraits. Angus shows herself against the Southern Alps with a pensive, even vulnerable, expression.
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