Collection Online

Poetry isn't in my words...
from the Written paintings and drawings series

blue pastel and pastel wash on brown paper
157.4 × 55.3 cm irreg. (image and sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Colin McCahon Online Catalogue cm001489
inscribed in pencil l.r.: Colin McCahon Sept.5.69
inscribed in pencil l.l.: Peter Hooper – "Poetry is for Peasants"
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the Reverend Ian Brown in memory of Annie Christina Brown, 2009
© Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Allegory and Symbols Literary and Text
Subjects (specific)
bleeding (seeping) metaphor monochrome poetry text (layout feature) words (layout features)