Frances Hodgkins

Untitled [Woman Sewing with Children]

Untitled [Woman Sewing with Children] by Frances Hodgkins

Artwork Detail

Berthe Morisot’s 'Le bearceau' (The Cradle) may have influenced this intimate scene, but whereas Morisot’s mother gazes, head in hand, at her sleeping infant beneath its protective veil, here the smaller child is sitting up, possibly vying with the older one for their mother’s attention. She sits, head bowed, concentrating on her sewing. When not teaching groups of students Frances Hodgkins was often short on funds, which could explain the limited colour range in this work.

Untitled [Woman Sewing with Children]
Frances Hodgkins
Production date
circa 1910
watercolour, charcoal and pencil
382 x 284 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
Other ID
FH0508 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1909_010 Old Frances Hodgkins Number, 09.10 RW Number
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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