Arrangement of jugs is Frances Hodgkins’ only surviving print. Commissioned by Contemporary Lithographs Ltd, the 1938 series included artists such as Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and John Piper. The latter gave Hodgkins technical assistance in what was a new medium for her, and the result was so successful that Piper judged it the best of the group. The objects are simplified; their forms outlined as silhouettes, and they appear to float in space, freed from the confines of the table. (Frances Hodgkins - Leitmotif, 2005)
Published by Contemporary Lithographs Ltd., London
Rex Nan Kivell Collection.
Hannah Ritchie, Manchester, England.
1948; Contemporary British Prints and Drawings Selected from the Wakefield Collection of the British Council
1989; Frances Hodgkins, Works from Private Collections: An Exhibition Held to Celebrate the Opening of the New Store and Gallery
1997; A Commemoration: Frances Hodgkins' Works 1929-1946
1997; Frances Hodgkins: Later Works
2001; Frances Hodgkins: A Modernist Eye
2002; Memos for the New Millennium
2005; Frances Hodgkins - Leitmotif
2010; Frances Hodgkins: Kapiti Treasures
2010; Frances Hodgkins: Paintings, Gouaches and Drawings
2019; Frances Hodgkins: A New Zealand Modernist
E H McCormick, Portrait of Frances Hodgkins, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1981| p. 123 (ill.)
Iain Buchanan, Michael Dunn, Elizabeth Eastmond, Frances Hodgkins: Paintings and Drawings, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1994| p. 151 (colour ill.)
Janet Bayly, Frances Hodgkins: Kapiti Treasures, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, 2010| p. 33 (colour ill. 21)
Jonathan Gooderham, Frances Hodgkins: A New Zealand Modernist, Jonathan Grant Gallery, Auckland, 2019| colour ill.