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Title

Dance of the football field

1947

Artist

Weaver Hawkins

United Kingdom, Australia

28 Aug 1893 - 13 Aug 1977

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Estate of HF Weaver Hawkins

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    Artist information
    Weaver Hawkins

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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