Frances Hodgkins

Untitled [Fisherman Sewing a Sail]

Untitled [Fisherman Sewing a Sail] by Frances Hodgkins

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Here you can see Frances Hodgkins experimenting with a combination of styles relating to figuration. The fisherman’s garments and tools laid beside him on his bench are detailed, contrasting with the almost abstract mass of white in the foreground. The

depth of the space beyond, where shadowy shapes suggest the clutter of the workroom, is mediated by the fisherman’s squat body, which serves as a fulcrum for space and light.

Untitled [Fisherman Sewing a Sail]
Production date
circa 1911
watercolour and charcoal
960 x 720 x 33 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
Other ID
FH0486 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1908_003 Old Frances Hodgkins Number, 8.3 RW Number
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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