Alfred J. Oakley

Mamua

c.1926

Artist
Alfred J. Oakley 1878–1959
Medium
Wood
Dimensions
Object: 476 x 311 x 171 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1926
Reference
N04194

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04194 MAMUA c. 1926

Inscr. ‘A.J. Oakley’ behind at l.
Pearwood, 18 3/4×12 1/4×6 3/4 (47·5×31×17).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1926.
Exh: R.A., 1926 (1421), as ‘Malua’.

The title comes from Rupert Brooke's South Sea poem Tiare Tahiti which begins, ‘Mamua, when our laughter ends’. It was exhibited as ‘Malua’ by mistake.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II