The way in which the white of the paper of this painting suggests the volume of fabric, its form defined by only a few rapid dashes of paint, is a tour de force. While many of Frances Hodgkins’ sketches demonstrate her skill in different watercolour techniques, in this intimate scene we are also encouraged to consider how the woman feels about her reflection in her mirror.
watercolour and charcoal
Private Collection, France.
Galerie Mathieu Neouze, Paris, France.
Purchased by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from Galerie Mathieu Neouze, Paris, France, 2007.
2011; Frances Hodgkins: Colour and Light
2019; Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys