Colin McCAHON, Shall we gather at the river Enlarge 1 /1


Timaru, New Zealand 1919 – Auckland, New Zealand 1987

Shall we gather at the river [Prev. listed in Titan as "Shall we gather"] 4 September 1969 Place made: Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in water-based crayon extended with water wash Support: off white machine-made paper

Primary Insc: signed lower right in water-based crayon ,'Colin McCahon Sept 4 69'. inscribed as image in water-based crayon, 'Shall / we / gather / at the river / and other poems / A new series / (on wallpaper) / by Colin McCahon / This too can be an 'environment' / Bretheren [sic] I pray you not / to be disheartened at / my tribulations'
Dimensions: sheet 155.5 h x 55.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.1067
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, 1978.