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Title

The two minutes silence

1928

Artist

Weaver Hawkins

United Kingdom, Australia

28 Aug 1893 - 13 Aug 1977

  • Details

    Date
    1928
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    linocut, black ink on ivory tissue
    Edition
    1/20
    Dimensions
    18.1 x 22.9 cm blockmark; 24.5 x 34.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. recto and verso, pencil "H Weaver Hawkins". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist's family 1976
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    288.1976
    Copyright
    © Estate of HF Weaver Hawkins

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  • About

    Upon marrying in 1923, Hawkins and his wife Irene Villiers left to live in France, Italy and Spain. They returned briefly to England, then moved to Malta in 1927 for three and a half years, where this print was made. It was also in Malta from about 1927 that Hawkins began to use the nom de plume 'Raokin', derived from the mispronunciation of his name there.

    'The two minutes silence' is printed on very fine tissue, and is signed and inscribed on both sides, suggesting that the artist intended it to be viewed from both sides. His experiences of the First World War had left him a committed pacifist, vocally opposed to war.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, AGNSW, 1998

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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