The King of the Jews, 1947

Record number
The King of the Jews
cardboard on hardboard
635 x 520 mm
McCahon / 47 (brushpoint, t.l.);
Credit line
bequest of Ron O'Reilly, 1982
Accession number
Extended inscriptions
This is / Jesus the / King of / the Jews (u.r.)
1947 Dunedin: Modern Books, July-August 1947.
1947 Christchurch: The Group ShowRetrospective exhibition 1927-1947, Art Gallery, Armagh Street, Christchurch, 3-13 November 1947, cat. no. 166, (as Jesus, King of the Jews), 21 gns.
1948 Wellington: Colin McCahon Exhibition of Paintings, Wellington Public Library, 2-21 February 1948, cat. no. 6 (as Jesus, King of the Jews), 20 gns.
1949 Wellington: McCahonWoollaston Exhibition, The Gallery of Helen Hitchings, 30 July-5 August 1949 (as Jesus, King of the Jews), 20 gns.
1959 Auckland: Eight New Zealand Painters III, Auckland City Art Gallery, 16 October-? November 1959 (as King of the Jews).
1963 Auckland: A Retrospective ExhibitionColin McCahon and M. T. Woollaston, Auckland City Art Gallery, 13 May-? June 1963, cat. no. 61.
1969 Wellington: Colin McCahon: A retrospective of paintings and watercolours from the collection of R. N. O'Reilly, Peter McLeavey Gallery, 18-29 August 1969, cat. no. 5 (as King of the Jews).
1970 Wellington: Exhibition lent by R. N. O'Reilly, Wellington, Victoria University Library, 10 August-6 September 1970 (as Jesus, King of the Jews).
1975 Palmerston North: McCahon: 'Religious' works 1946-1952, Manawatu Art Gallery, 24 March-? April 1975, cat. no. 6.
1982 New Plymouth: Stations of the Cross, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, 11 March-20 April 1982, cat. no. 32.
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. 1.
1999 Kassel: Toi Toi Toi. Three Generations of Artists from New Zealand, Museum Fridericianum, 23 January-5 April 1999.
2002 Amsterdam: Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith, Stedelijk Museum, 30 August-10 November 2002.