- Purchased, 1991
- Oil on canvas
- 900 x 1350 x 45mm
Frank Wright had a deep interest in nature and painting scenes of Māori life. However, he did not always offer accurate representations, tending towards the serene aspects of late nineteenth-century Māori life while the colonial reality was quite different. Wright’s autumnal sunlight washes this village scene in warm amber tones. A woman in powdery pink and white provides an anchoring presence in the landscape, gazing back at the viewer with fellow villagers seated behind her.
(Endless Light, 29 June 2019 – 8 March 2020)