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Title

Plumb bob used by Annis Briggs

circa 1910s


Artist

Unknown


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.


Details


Date

circa 1910s


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


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

149