HODGKINS, Frances - MCCORMICK, E. H.

The Expatriate.

A study of Frances Hodgkins.

Wellington: New Zealand University Press, 1954 Stock Code: 146055
£375.00
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With an original photograph of Hodgkins

First edition, first printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper "to David and Norman with Gratitude and Affection, Eric McCormick", and with a loosely inserted monochrome original photograph captioned by McCormick "Frances Hodgkins London 1920" of her posing in front of tapestries with ancient Egyptian motifs.

The photograph was part of McCormick's "Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) Centennial Memorial Exhibition" held 1-22 June 1969 at the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand. "One of New Zealand's most celebrated artists, Frances Hodgkins spent most of her life overseas. During a professional career that spanned 56 years, she earned a place among the British avant-garde of the 1930s and 1940s the first New Zealand-born artist to achieve such stature" ('Death of Frances Hodgkins', on the website of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage of New Zealand, accessed 14/01/21).

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Description

Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles in red to spine. With dust jacket.

Illustrations

Monochrome frontispiece.

Condition

Spine ends a touch bumped, very faint foxing to boards, the binding otherwise firm and unfaded, two small spots of browning to fore edge, else internally clean and fresh. A very good copy in the very good jacket, light wear with occasional small loss to extremities, four discreet tape repairs to verso, not price-clipped.

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