Will he save him? , 1959

Record number
cm000664
Title

Will he save him?

Series
Date
1959
Medium
enamel
Support
hardboard
Dimensions
1220 x 900 mm
Inscriptions

NO. 26 / COLIN McCAHON / WILL HE SAVE HIM / June-August 1959 / SOLPAH / 30gns (on reverse)

Credit line
gift of the artist, 1982
Accession number
1982/7/1
Extended inscriptions

will he save him (t.l.-t.r.); let be / let be / will Elias / come to save / ever him NEVER (u.l.-l.r.)

History

1959 Christchurch: Paintings by Colin McCahon, November 1958-August 1959, Gallery 91, 6-18? October 1959, cat. no. 26 (as Will He Save Him), 30 gns.
1960 Auckland: Contemporary New Zealand Painting and Sculpture, Auckland City Art Gallery, 30 March-24 April 1960, cat. no. 28 (as Will He Save Him).
1972 Auckland: Colin McCahon/a survey exhibition, Auckland City Art Gallery, 7 March-21 April 1972, cat. no. 37 (as Will he save Him?).
1984 Sydney: Colin McCahon: I will need words (Satellite exhibition of the Biennale of Sydney), Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Sydney, 11 April-17 June 1984, cat. no. 7.
1988 Auckland: Colin McCahon: Gates and Journeys, Auckland City Art Gallery, 11 November 1988-26 February 1989, cat. no. E15.
2002 Amsterdam: Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith, Stedelijk Museum, 30 August-10 November 2002.