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Title

Halloy

May 1916

Artist

Weaver Hawkins

England, Australia

28 Aug 1893 – 13 Aug 1977

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Halloy Oise France
    Date
    May 1916
    Media category
    Watercolour
    Materials used
    watercolour on cream paper
    Dimensions
    15.4 x 11.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed with monogram and dated l.l corner on the reverse, pencil "‘HWH May 16".

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Rene Hawkins 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC117.17.3
    Copyright
    © Estate of HF Weaver Hawkins

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    Artist information
    Weaver Hawkins

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This watercolour is from a series of three which the artist did of the French countryside behind the Front in March and May of 1916. Before the battle of the Somme, Weaver Hawkins’ regiment was mobilised in this countryside. He completed these watercolours using the small palette that his mother had sent him. They give no hint of the trench warfare that was raging nearby. Artist William Orpen was also impressed by this countryside during the summer of 1916: ‘No words could express the beauty of it’, the vivid floral colours and ‘the whole air…thick with white butterflies…everything shimmered in the heat…it was an enchanted land.’

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