Hill landscape, North Canterbury

Hill landscape, North Canterbury  1934
oil on canvas, 300 x 388 mm
Private collection

Rita Angus was married to Alfred Cook for four years. During this time, the couple made many sketching trips in the Canterbury region. They travelled and slept in Alfred’s van.

Angus made many quick drawings and watercolours on these trips, noting colours and other details. Back home, she used her sketches as a basis for oil paintings such as Hill landscape, North Canterbury. She continued to follow this practice all her life.

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All artworks are reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus.