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