N05978 FLATFORD MILL 1930
Inscr. ‘Frances Hodgkins’ b.l.
Canvas, 28 1/2×30 (72·5×76).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1951.
Coll: There appears to be no record of when and where the C.A.S. acquired this picture.
Exh: Arts Council, Ethel Walker, Frances Hodgkins, Gwen John, Tate Gallery, May–June 1952 (62); Arts Council provincial tour, 1952 (5).
Frances Hodgkins stayed at Flatford Mill, in the Constable country, from the end of June to November 1930, painting and preparing for her exhibition to be held at the St George's Gallery that autumn. One of the pictures in that exhibition was entitled ‘Flatford Weir’, but she painted a number of pictures of Flatford Mill, Willy Lott's Cottage and other subjects in the neighbourhood. A picture of Flatford Mill is in the Collection of Mrs Wertheim, bought from the St George's Gallery in 1930.
Two photographs of her at Flatford Mill, in one of which she is seen looking at this picture, were published in The Sphere, 27 September 1930.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I