Frances Mary Hodgkins

1 portrait

Frances Mary Hodgkins, by Arthur Lett-Haines, 1919 - NPG 6686 - © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

© reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

Frances Mary Hodgkins

by Arthur Lett-Haines
charcoal, 1919
12 3/4 in. x 8 in. (324 mm x 204 mm) uneven
Given by Ronald George Blythe, 2005
Primary Collection
NPG 6686


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  • Arthur Lett-Haines (1894-1978), Artist and teacher. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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This charcoal sketch of Hodgkins was probably made late in 1919, after she had returned to St Ives for a short stay. Haines and Morris leased Hodgkins' Kensington studio after returning from war service, but tiring of London, moved to nearby Newlyn. They struck up a friendship with Hodgkins, which was commemorated on both sides in a unique series of portraits. This sketch was the first in the exchange. Hodgkins followed with a small oil of Haines, painted some weeks later. It is a highly appropriate image by which to represent a significant woman artist of the period.

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