Frances Hodgkins

Purbeck Farm

Purbeck Farm by Frances Hodgkins

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Close friend Geoffrey Gorer, a well-known writer and social anthropologist, felt that the originality of Hodgkins’ work lay in her sensitivity to colour and her calligraphic manner of painting. In Purbeck farm, the thickly applied gouache becomes as much decorative as descriptive. To animate the matte paint finish Hodgkins modified the dry gouache by drawing over it with graphite, which gives a certain sheen to the surface. (Frances Hodgkins - Leitmotif, 2005)

Title
Purbeck Farm
Artist/creator
Production date
1942
Medium
gouache
Dimensions
768 x 906 mm
Inscription
Frances Hodgkins 1942
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/32
Other ID
55/209 Old Accession Number, 1955/32/C, FH1218 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1942_018 Old Frances Hodgkins Number, 42.18 RW Number, 79:10:33A RW Negative Number
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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