Untitled [Laying the Table]

circa 1912
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Catalogue number
circa 1912
Brief Description
In 1909, Frances Hodgkins described a portrait she was painting of her friend Rosamond Marshall, preparing a salad in her hotel with a bonne (maid) in the background. In another version, Rosamond
is alone at the table, wearing a striking large hat, a stuffed bird skimming across its front. The handling of the objects across the front of the table is similar here, with a fine brush used for delicate outlines which are then filled in with broad washes.
Now, only the maid stands in the background, somewhat closed
off by the vase of flowers and bottles in front of her.
watercolour, charcoal and gouache
506 x 485 mm
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Maurice and Beverley Allen, 2007
Subject person
Private Collection, France.
Galerie Mathieu Neouze, Paris, France.
Purchased by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from Galerie Mathieu Neouze, Paris, France, 2007.