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An artist’s signature can prove useful as a device for dating a work. Some artists remained fairly consistent in their signature style, while others’ signatures evolved over time. This is certainly the case in Frances Hodgkins’ works. When examining her paintings, experts can narrow down a date for the work in question based on the style of her signature.

 

Frances Hodgkins Signature Timeline

1893

Old Boathouse, Port Chalmers

Watercolour & gouache, 20 x 36 cm
Signed with monogram FH centre right

 

1899

Maori Girl in Blue

Watercolour, 29 x 21 cm
Signed FH top right & dated '99

 

1900

Maori Girl

Watercolour, 32 x 21.5 cm
Signed FH & dated '00

 
 

1901

Calves for Sale, Les Andelys,

Watercolour on paper, 20 x 15.5 cm
Signed FH & dated 1901 lower right

 

1902

Mother and Daughter Preparing Flowers

Watercolour, 29 x 22 cm
Signed with initials FH lower right

 
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1902

Rue de l’Horloge, Dinan

Watercolour, 35 x 26 cm
Signed with initials FH lower right

 
 

1903

Study of a Sudanese

Watercolour, 35.5 x 25.5 cm
Signed FH & dated '03 lower right

 
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1905

Preparing food at a Maori Village, Rotorua

Watercolour, 26.5 x 22 cm
Signed & dated 1905

 

1907

The Bridge, Dordrecht

Watercolour, 41 x 47 cm
Signed F Hodgkins lower right

 
 

1907

The Canal, Dordrecht

Watercolour, 43.5 x 53.5 cm
Signed F Hodgkins lower right

 

1910

Gypsies on Hilltop

Watercolour, 47.5 x 45 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower right

 

1910-14

The Family After Dinner

Watercolour, 55 x 71 cm
Signed F Hodgkins lower right

 
 

1917

Children Playing

Watercolour, 42 x 42 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower right
Inscribed "To Mrs Hellyer from Frances Hodgkins, 1917"

1918

Portrait of Miss Beatrice Wood

Oil on canvas, 73.5 x 73 cm
Signed lower right

 

1921

Cassis Quarryman and Wife

Black chalk, 32 x 45 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower centre & titled Cassis Quarryman and Wife verso

 

1922

Burford High Street, Oxfordshire

Watercolour & pencil, 11 x 13 cm
Signed F Hodgkins lower right

 

1926

The Water Wheel

Watercolour & pencil, 20 x 30.5 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower right

 

1927

Lancashire Children

Oil on canvas, 74 x 61 cm
Signed lower left & lower right

 
 

1930

The Sitting Room

Black chalk on paper, 30 x 30 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower centre

 

1930

Three Bowls of Flowers

Watercolour & gouache, 51 x 54 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower left

 

1931

Bodinnick, Cornwall

Watercolour, 45 x 37 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower left
Inscribed Bodinnick, Cornwall lower right

 

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1931

A Barn in Provence

Watercolour & gouache, 34.5 x 46 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower left

 

1933

Figures in a Mediterranean Landscape

Watercolour, 48 x 36 cm
Signed in pencil lower right
Inscribed below mount garden scene

 

1933

Ibiza

Watercolour on paper, 35.5 x 48.3 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower right
Inscribed Ibiza lower left

 
 

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1934

The Weir, Braford-on-Tone

Oil on canvas, 59 x 85.5 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower righ

 

1935

House in the Countryside

Watercolour, 63 x 45 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower left 

 

1935

Spanish Landscape

Watercolour, 37 x 48.5 cm
Signed lower right
Inscribed No. 12 Spanish Landscape

 
 

1936

Marrows and Peppers, Tossa

Gouache on paper, 51 x 72 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower left Titled No. 3 Marrows

 
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1936

The Methodist Chapel

Gouache, 50 x 65 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower left

 

1938

Arrangement of Jugs

Lithograph, 45 x 60 cm
Signed lower right

 
 

1938

Arrangement of Jugs

Lithograph, 45 x 60 cm
Signed lower right

 

1937

Still Life, Arrangement of Jugs

Watercolour & gouache, 46 x 61 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower right

 

1939

River Tone, Somerset

Watercolour & gouache, 53.5 x 37cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower left

 
 

1941

The Corner of the Woods

Gouache, 40 x 51.5 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower centre

 

1942

Welsh Emblem

Gouache on paper, 37 x 54 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins & dated 1942 lower right

 

1943

The Farm Pond

Gouache on paper, 47 x 66.5 cm
Signed & dated 1943

 
 

1943

The Water Mill

Gouache, 50 x 38.5 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower left & dated 1943

 

1944

Country Colour, Purbeck

Gouache on paper, 50 x 65 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins & dated 1944 lower right

 

1945

Corfe Castle Village

Watercolour and gouache, 44 x 60 cm
Signed Frances Hodgkins lower left Titled on mount No. 2 Corfe Castle and To Corfe Castle Titled verso No. 2 Corfe Castle Village