Hannah Ritchie

Two Drawings and Notes

Two Drawings and Notes by Hannah Ritchie
Two Drawings and Notes by Hannah Ritchie

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Two Drawings and Notes
Production date
circa 1917
pencil and charcoal on paper
215 x 264 mm
3-4-5 lack design and close observation - nice in feeling - not studied enough. 7. I feel this subject is one for sheer decoration. It is confusing to the eye and not suitable for a drawing unless treated very formally & is clearly handled. 10. I think this would be better (illegible) greens in rushes not so acid. Throw interest onto bridge etc. Reeds on opposite bank too green - cut into a definite shape with brush but don't paint each reed - treat them in a mass as a form. No.2. Spacing is bad - black and white in equal parts - I find your bricks etc are on surface not an integral part of whole wall. No 8. is awkward in shape making 2 halves of yr design -- in colour interest scattered. I would like to see you do 1, 6, 9, 10 again, especially 9 with more sky and no roading.. Comments by Frances Hodgkins on work submitted for criticism by Miss Hannah Ritchie.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Hannah Ritchie, 1955
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Other ID
FH0602 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, 17.1E RW Number, 79:8:20A RW Negative Number
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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