Frances Hodgkins

Untitled [Laying the Table]

Untitled [Laying the Table] by Frances Hodgkins

Artwork Detail

In 1909, Frances Hodgkins described a portrait she was painting of her friend Rosamond Marshall, preparing a salad in her hotel with a bonne (maid) in the background. In another version, Rosamond

is alone at the table, wearing a striking large hat, a stuffed bird skimming across its front. The handling of the objects across the front of the table is similar here, with a fine brush used for delicate outlines which are then filled in with broad washes.

Now, only the maid stands in the background, somewhat closed

off by the vase of flowers and bottles in front of her.

Untitled [Laying the Table]
Frances Hodgkins
Production date
circa 1912
watercolour, charcoal and gouache
755 x 730 x 33 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Maurice and Beverley Allen, 2007
Accession no
Other ID
FH0518 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1909_020 Old Frances Hodgkins Number, 09.20 RW Number
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

To find out which artworks are available for print requests and reproduction please enquire here. This service only applies to select artworks in the Gallery's collection.