Reference numberP/0159
TitleDrawing, hands of Hodgkin, Dorothy Mary Crowfoot
ArtistMoore, Henry
DescriptionDrawing by Henry Moore of Hodgkin's hands. Henry Moore, a sculptor as well as a fine draughtsman, had met Dorothy Hodgkin many years before this drawing of her hands was executed. He declined to undertake a conventional portrait of her, but produced instead this exploration of form. Hodgkin was an x-ray crystallographer - manual dexterity was important for her research. She started to have problems with rheumatoid arthritis when she was only 28.
MaterialsBlack chalk, pen and ink with white and grey wash on paper
Dimensions230 x 278 mm
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePresented by the artist, 1979
Related materialColour negative, Box N101. Colour tiff, Richard iii/portraits tiffs/Hodgin D, P0159. IM/002159
Related records in the catalogueIM/002159

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NA8241Hodgkin; Dorothy Mary Crowfoot (1910 - 1994); chemist1910 - 1994
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