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Title

Near La-Seyne-Sur-Mer (The Toulon Hills)

1931

Artist

Weaver Hawkins

United Kingdom, Australia

28 Aug 1893 - 13 Aug 1977

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  • Details

    Date
    1931
    Media category
    Watercolour
    Materials used
    pencil, watercolour on buff wove paper
    Dimensions
    40.4 x 55.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l., watercolour "R. 31".

    Credit
    Gift of John N Dunn 2002
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    187.2002
    Copyright
    © Estate of HF Weaver Hawkins
    Artist information
    Weaver Hawkins

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  • About

    This watercolour was made in 1931 when the artist was living with his family at La Seyne-Sur-Mer in Var, near Toulon in the south of France. The property where the family lived had a small vineyard, house and studio where the Hawkins' remained until August 1933, when they left for Tahiti, sensing the forthcoming political turmoil in Europe. Hawkins was eventually to settle permanently in Australia, where he arrived via New Zealand, in 1935.

    Hawkins found the same climate and way of life in Australia that he had valued so highly in Europe, and which had attracted him to this part of France. The strong light and scrubby foliage of the landscape are the strongest features of this watercolour.

    Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002

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