(United Kingdom, Australia 28 Aug 1893 – 13 Aug 1977)
19.1 x 17.1 cm platemark; 35 x 24 cm sheet
Weaver Hawkins visited Tangier in 1922, where he was inspired by the street life and architecture of Moorish buildings. The visit
was a turning point for him, helping him come to terms with the difficulties his wartime injuries had left him.
‘I have never regretted the would-seem fool-hardy stay in Tangier because it forced me to face up fully to my condition and the managing of it as much as was possible … I am sure it has a place in the development of my philosophy too.’
from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 57 (colour illus.). cat.no. 83