Frances Mary Hodgkins (New Zealander/British, 1869-1947)
River Pool, Somerset signed 'Frances Hodgkins' (lower right) and inscribed with title (verso) pencil and watercolour 35.5 x 52.5 cm. (14 x 20 3/4 in.)
Provenance with Wolseley Fine Arts, London Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 June 2001, lot 147 (£10,575)
Frances Hodgkins was born in New Zealand and studied at the Dunedin Art School before moving to Europe in 1901. She taught in Paris from 1908-14 and settled in England in 1914. She was a member of the Seven and Five group from 1929 and exhibited alongside Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, John Piper, David Jones and Ivon Hitchens. Watercolours and oils combining landscape and still life elements were her hallmark, painted in broad strokes within colours merging into one another.