Frances Hodgkins

Untitled [Boats by the Harbour Wall]

Untitled [Boats by the Harbour Wall] by Frances Hodgkins

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There is a strong calligraphic element to the rapid swirls and arabesques of the brushstrokes in this watercolour, suggesting the artist’s determination to capture the flapping red sails and constant movement of the water. The red-sailed tunny boats

in the narrow harbour of Concarneau were also a favourite subject of another New Zealand expatriate, Sydney Lough Thompson, although he unlike Frances Hodgkins never moved beyond painting in an Impressionist style.

Untitled [Boats by the Harbour Wall]
Frances Hodgkins
Production date
circa 1911
735 x 740 x 33 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
Other ID
FH0516 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1909_018 Old Frances Hodgkins Number, 09.18 RW Number
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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