by Arthur Lett-Haines
12 3/4 in. x 8 in. (324 mm x 204 mm) uneven
Given by Ronald George Blythe, 2005
Artistback to top
- Arthur Lett-Haines (1894-1978), Artist and teacher. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
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.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Life lines: Recently acquired 20th Century drawings (31 October 2009 - 25 April 2010)
- Portraits on paper (29 July 2006 - 3 December 2006)
Events of 1919back to top
Current affairsSir John William Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown pilot the first successful non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to Ireland, flying 1980 miles in their modified Vickers Vimy bomber plane in just over 16 hours. Their achievement won them a £10,000 prize from the Daily Mail newspaper.
Art and scienceJohn Maynard Keynes publishes The Economic Consequences of the Peace, an influential economic text that criticised the harsh economic treatment of Germany at the Treaty of Versailles and predicted the destabilising effects of the vindictive settlement.
InternationalThe Paris Peace Conference negotiates the peace treaties between the victorious and defeated powers. The Conference culminated in a number of treaties including the Treaty of Versailles, which granted independence for the countries under Austrian and Russian rule and forced Germany to accept responsibility for the war and pay reparations. It also established the League of Nations.
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