Bill Sutton

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1917, d.2000

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Compositional studies for ‘Homage to Frances Hodgkins’

  • 1951
  • Pencil
  • Gift of the artist, 1978
  • 278 x 383mm
  • 78/79

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.

There is an information sheet available about this work.

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