Frances Hodgkins
Wings over Water 1930

Artwork details

Frances Hodgkins 1869–1947
Wings over Water
Date 1930
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 711 x 914 mm
frame: 1100 x 1310 x 165 mm
Acquisition Presented by Geoffrey, Peter and Richard Gorer in memory of Rèe Alice Gorer 1954
Not on display

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Frances Hodgkins was born in New Zealand and first came to Europe in 1901. She taught in Paris between 1910 and 1912 and settled in England in 1914. She was a close friend of Cedric Morris and Lett Haines, the former proposing her membership of the Seven and Five in 1929. 'Wings over Water' is typical of Seven and Five artists in its depiction of a table-top still life set before a window. It was painted in the artist's studio in Hampstead, an area of North London much favoured by avant-garde British artists at the time, and evokes memories of Cornwall where she had settled in 1914.

August 2004

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