The Witch (A Little Old Woman Stood in the Doorway)

Mary Smith, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1918.
Measurements
Image: 220 x 159mm
Support: 255 x 187mm
Paper mat (original): 328 x 249mm
Media
watercolour on paper
Description
Watercolour illustration depicting an old lady with two children, a boy and a girl. The woman stands in the doorway of a house, resting her arms on a cane.
The watercolour likely illustrates a scene from Hansel and Gretel, a fairy tale of German origin first recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983

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Accession Number:
1988/27/62