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Title

Plumb bob used by Annis Briggs

circa 1910s

Artist

Unknown

Australia

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1910s
    Media category
    Artist studio material
    Materials used
    brass weight, string, metal ring
    Dimensions
    34.5 x 1.7 cm (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Rayner Hoff’s grandsons, Rayner and Steven Henstock 2018. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC414.4.8
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    99

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  • About

    Rayner Hoff met Annis Briggs at Nottingham School of Art, where both were students during the 1910s. Annis was a talented designer and illustrator and excelled in her studies, winning a number of local art prizes. The pair married in 1920. Annis intended to continue her career as an artist after the Hoffs moved to Australia in 1923. She exhibited work in the 1924 Society of Artists exhibition. However, aside from working with Hoff, often colouring sketches for him, she ceased to work as a professional artist from the mid 1920s.

    This plumb bob was used by Annis when she was a student at Nottingham School of Art.

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