Frances Hodgkins

Untitled [Laying the Table]

Untitled [Laying the Table] by Frances Hodgkins

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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.

Title
Untitled [Laying the Table]
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1912
Medium
watercolour, charcoal and gouache
Dimensions
755 x 730 x 33 mm
Inscription
nil
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Maurice and Beverley Allen, 2007
Accession no
2007/8/20
Other ID
FH0518 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1909_020 Old Frances Hodgkins Number, 09.20 RW Number
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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