Margaret Stoddart

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1865, d.1934

Roses

  • Presented to the Gallery by Miss R. J. Reynolds, 1991
  • Watercolour
  • 750 x 875mm
  • 91/2
  • 1901

About the artist

Stoddart, Margaret Olrog (Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1865, d.1934)

Margaret Stoddart, from The Weekly Press 9 June 1909

For the exhibition I See Red (5 December 2007 - 23 November 2008) this work was displayed with the following label: ‘My love is like a red, red rose’ goes the old Scottish song. Red roses are a well-known symbol for true love. Thank Robbie Burns for the song, and Margaret Stoddart for this bowl of overflowing roses, where the red is the red of a living, beating heart, a red that unfolds into full bloom, promising love that will last.