Cedric Morris

Portrait of Frances Hodgkins

Portrait of Frances Hodgkins by Cedric Morris

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Cedric Morris met Frances Hodgkins in 1917 at Newlyn, Cornwall, where he painted a watercolour portrait of her. Together with his partner, Arthur Lett Haines, he remained a life-long friend. This portrait dates from August-September 1928, when Hodgkins was living in Bloomsbury, London, a short distance from Morris’s home. The combination of colours and surface textures is characteristic of both of their styles between 1927 and 1932. Morris did not seek to flatter his friend, who was twenty years his senior. Rather, Hodgkins is depicted with a double chin, her dyed hair contrasting strongly with her aged complexion. (Intimate Portraits, 2005)

Title
Portrait of Frances Hodgkins
Artist/creator
Production date
1928
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
985 x 864 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the William James Jobson Trust, 1954
Accession no
1954/5
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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