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Mother and child (Jean and Anton Jones)
Mother and child (Jean and Anton Jones) 1942
watercolour, 462 x 316 mm
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 2005
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This image of protective motherhood is a portrait of Rita Angus’s sister Jean Jones with her first child, Anton.
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Rita doted on Anton and had given him the toy rabbit lying on the floor. On the wall behind Jean is an image of a Rita Angus painting – a portrait of Jean’s husband, Fred Jones. This painting is displayed to your left.