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Title

Dance of the football field

1947


Artist

Weaver Hawkins

United Kingdom, Australia

28 Aug 1893 - 13 Aug 1977


About

'Dance of the football field' depicts two Sydney-based rugby league teams during a 1947 match in which the Balmain team (black and yellow) defeated the Manly team (maroon and white) at Brookvale Oval, home to the Manly football club. It is likely that Weaver Hawkins and his sons were in the crowd, as Hawkins lived in Mona Vale, north of Manly, at the time he created this painting.

The artist has signed the painting 'Raokin', an alias which he began to use from 1927, stemming from unwanted publicity as an artist living with severe injuries from World War I.


Details


Date

1947


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas on cardboard


Dimensions

50.5 x 61.0 cm board; 62.5 x 73.0 x 3.7 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, black oil "Raokin.47.".


Credit

Purchased 1953


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8722


Artist information

Weaver Hawkins

Works in the collection

54


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Bonhams Australia (Compilator), Important Australian art, 'Important Australian art: lots 1-41', pg. 6-74, Sydney, Aug 2014, 14. Related work: 'Football' 1952 by Weaver Hawkins

Glenbrook School of Arts, Third Annual Australian Arts and crafts exhibition (1964), Blue Mountains, 1964. no catalogue number

S.H. Ervin Gallery, Weaver Hawkins 1893-1977, Sydney, 1995. cat.no. 31; Collection AGNSW

Daniel Thomas, Project 11: Weaver Hawkins, 'Weaver Hawkins', Sydney, 1976, not paginated. cat.no. 24