Tahitian Innocence velvet painted panel; Charles Mcphee; 1960's; 05070

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New Zealand Museum of the Everyday

Name/Title

Tahitian Innocence velvet painted panel

About this object

Framed unglazed oil painted black velvet panel of a half nude Tahitian woman. The woman wears a red lava lava cloth with white flowers tied around her waist. Her right arm is extended up and over her back, exposing her tricep to the viewer. She has long, straight black hair and a red hibiscus flower tucked behind her right ear. Her top half is bare with her hair loosely draped over her chest. The backing is covered in paper article clippings of other works commissioned by the artist from news papers and other media outlets.

Maker

Charles Mcphee

Maker Role

artist

Date Made

1960's

Medium and Materials

wood
oil paint
velvet
paper
string
metal
ink

Place Made

New Zealand

Inscription and Marks

"McPhee Tahitian Innocence" - handwritten in the lower right corner on the front

Measurements

Frame: 375mm (H) x 295mm (W) x 60mm (D)

Credit Line

Collection of the New Zealand Museum of the Everyday

Object Type

paintings

Object number

05070

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