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A Goddess of Mercy 1946-47
Oil on canvas 866 x 615 - Signed lower right "RITA ANGUS"
Collection, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.
Douglas Whillans, whose marriage to the artist's sister Edna was tragically short, said that the artists intended this painting as a memorial to his wife. A watercolour of a crocus, similar to the one held by the Goddess, signed "Rita Angus/47," is in one of Angus's sketchbooks.