Frances Hodgkins

Untitled [Sleeping Child]

Untitled [Sleeping Child] by Frances Hodgkins

Artwork Detail

This baby has the red nose and flushed cheeks of an infant who has finally cried itself to sleep. Subjects such as this were popular with Frances Hodgkins’ clients. She noted in a letter to her brother Will years later: 'What I want is a small & tidy income so that I need not have to fight for daily bread. Truly living is a fine art these days. Yesterday I sold a 12 guinea baby. Item: Paint more babies!'

Untitled [Sleeping Child]
Frances Hodgkins
Production date
circa 1912
360 x 348 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
Other ID
FH0512 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1909_014 Old Frances Hodgkins Number
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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