Frances Hodgkins

Untitled [Checking the baskets]

Untitled [Checking the baskets] by Frances Hodgkins

Artwork Detail

Some of Frances Hodgkins' early European market scenes try to capture every last detail, but in Loading the Cart and Checking the Baskets the artist has pared back her love of patterning, defining forms with broad pools of colour and focusing on reflections of light. Hodgkins may have used some of these sketches to demonstrate techniques to the ever-growing group, mainly women, who joined her summer classes in Holland and France. Equally, they could have been aide-mémoires that she could draw on when the weather prevented her from working


Untitled [Checking the baskets]
Frances Hodgkins
Production date
watercolour and charcoal
820 x 935 x 33 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with assistance from the Auckland Decorative & Fine Arts Society, 2007
Accession no
Other ID
FH0504 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1909_006 Old Frances Hodgkins Number
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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