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Girl in tartan
Girl in tartan circa 1946
watercolour, 279 x 262 mm
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, on loan from the Rita Angus Estate
Rita Angus made many watercolour studies for her goddess paintings between 1944 and 1955.
Girl in tartan may be the work that Angus described in a letter from Waikanae in 1950: ‘I’ve made a note of another “Goddess”. It will be a while yet before I am ready to continue. She is classical. The setting is of the landscape around this district (extending a few miles), hills and trees.’
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