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The Wake for Thor, Great Dane. John Caselberg.

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The Wake for Thor, Great Dane, poem by John Caselberg, painting by Colin McCahon.
Reproduction permission courtesy of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.

Alternative Title

The Wake
The Wake for Thor : Panel 1
The Wake for Thor : Title panel

Date Created

1958

Identifier

Hocken Pictorial Collections - 78/179 - 194
a7840_01

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Description

1. Title; 1785 x 1265 mm; Inscribed: John Caselberg. The Wake for Thor, Great Dane; l.r.: McCahon ’58; centre right edge: Titirangi, 1957; verso: rejected version

Table Of Contents

16 panels incorporating the title and text of a poem by John Caselberg.
1. Title; 1785 x 1265 mm; Inscribed: John Caselberg. The Wake for Thor, Great Dane; l.r.: McCahon ’58; centre right edge: Titirangi, 1957; verso: rejected version. 2.; no text - landscape; 1785 x 740 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58 3.; I; 1785 x 1225 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58; margin below: John Caselberg, “The Wake” I; verso: rejected version 4.; no text - kauri; 1785 x 755 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58 5.; II; 1785 x 1265 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58; margin below: John Caselberg, “The Wake” II 6.; III; 1785 x 1225 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58; margin below: John Caselberg, “The Wake” III; verso: rejected version 7. IV; 1785 x 1225 mm; l.r.: McCahon ’58; margin below: John Caselberg, “The Wake” IV 8.; V; 1785 x 1225 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58; margin below: John Caselberg, “The Wake” V 9.; VI; 1785 x 1170 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58; margin below: John Caselberg, “The Wake” VI 10.; no text - kauri; 1785 x 820 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58 11.; VII; 1785 x 1265 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58; margin below: John Caselberg, “The Wake” VII 12.; no text - kauri; 1785 x 620 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58 13.; VIII; 1785 x 1265 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58; margin below: John Caselberg, “The Wake” VIII; verso: rejected version 14.; IX; 1785 x 1265 mm; l.l.: McCahon ’58; margin below: John Caselberg, “The Wake” IX; verso: rejected version 15.; no text - kauri;1785 x 790 mm 16.; no text - kauri;1785 x 610 mm l.l.: McCahon ’58.

Item Dimensions

1785 x 1265 mm

Technique

monocoat inks on wet unstretched canvas

Geographic Location

Time Period

Provenance

Given by Colin McCahon, Auckland, 1978.

Language

eng

Is Part Of

16 panels of wet unstretched canvas

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Citation

McCahon, Colin, “The Wake for Thor, Great Dane. John Caselberg.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed November 20, 2017, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7601.

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake for Thor : Panel 2
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake I
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake for Thor : Panel 4
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake II
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake III
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake IV
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake V
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake VI
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake for Thor : Panel 10
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake VII
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake for Thor : Panel 12
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake VIII
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake IX
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake for Thor : Panel 15
This Item Is Part Of Item: The Wake for Thor : Panel 16
This Item Has Version Item: The Wake for Thor, Great Dane - text of the poem by John Caselberg.

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