- Dry point etching
- Purchased, 2001
- 400 x 270mm
New Zealand expatriate painter Eleanor Hughes had settled in Cornwall, England by 1908, where she became part of a group of artists known as the Newlyn school. By 1927 she had established an etching press in her studio and was producing etchings with a clarity and assurance of line that was ideal for her interest in depicting trees. It is likely that Eleanor taught herself etching with help from her fellow artist and close friend Laura Knight, who was also a highly accomplished and respected etcher.
Ink on Paper: Aotearoa New Zealand Printmakers of the Modern Era, 11 February – 28 May 2023