Frances Hodgkins

Untitled [The Piano Lesson]

Untitled [The Piano Lesson] by Frances Hodgkins

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Vertical washes have been used to rapidly map the walls of the large salon in which these women are sitting, the windows thrown wide open to the garden beyond, allowing cooling breezes to enter. Curving lines of colour dance and tumble across the middle ground, and while the two figures at the piano are clearly defined, the woman bending over the table on the left takes longer to identify. This may have been acquired or given as a gift to the owner, as it is the only watercolour in the group that Hodgkins has signed, indicating that she considers the work to be finished.

Untitled [The Piano Lesson]
Production date
circa 1911
watercolour and charcoal
780 x 845 x 33 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
Other ID
FH0505 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1909_007 Old Frances Hodgkins Number, 09.7 RW Number
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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