William Sutton

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1917, d.2000

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Olivia Spencer Bower study for 'Homage to Frances Hodgkins'

  • Gift of the artist, 1978
  • Pencil
  • 560 x 380mm
  • 78/78:2-10
  • 1951

About the artist

Sutton, William Alexander (Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1917, d.2000)

This is one of a series of preparatory drawings for William Sutton’s painting ‘Homage to Frances Hodgkins’. The painting, now destroyed,was a group portrait of the leading supporters of the controversial purchase of Hodgkins’s The Pleasure Garden.

'Homage to Frances Hodgkins' was reproduced in issue 15 of Bulletin.