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    • WEAVER HAWKINS, DESCENT, 1964
      Feb. 13, 2024

      WEAVER HAWKINS, DESCENT, 1964

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) DESCENT, 1964 oil on composition board 59.5 x 77.5 cm 68.0 x 86.0 cm (frame) signed and dated lower left: Raokin. 64. bears inscription verso: Descent / Weaver Hawkins Raokin / Sydney PROVENANCE Private collection, New South Wales, acquired c.1960s Thence by descent Private collection, New South Wales This work is located in our Sydney Gallery

      Deutscher and Hackett
    • Harold Frederick Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins (1893-1977)
      Feb. 07, 2024

      Harold Frederick Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins (1893-1977)

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      In Siena, 1955 oil on board, signed and dated l.l.c. 'Raokin 55', titled verso 'In Siena'

      Shapiro Auctioneers
    • Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Study for Gondolas, 1957
      Nov. 28, 2023

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Study for Gondolas, 1957

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Study for Gondolas, 1957 signed and dated lower left: 'Raokin / 57' watercolour and pencil on paper 38.0 x 55.0cm (14 15/16 x 21 5/8in).

      Bonhams
    • Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Church Point, 1952
      Nov. 28, 2023

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Church Point, 1952

      Est: $18,000 - $25,000

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Church Point, 1952 signed and dated lower left: 'Raokin 52' inscribed verso: 'WEAVER HAWKINS / CHURCH POINT' oil on canvas 72.0 x 92.5cm (28 3/8 x 36 7/16in).

      Bonhams
    • HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'A Garden Bouquet,' 1944., Oil on Ply, 48.5x45cm
      Nov. 25, 2023

      HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'A Garden Bouquet,' 1944., Oil on Ply, 48.5x45cm

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      HAWKINS, Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977) 'A Garden Bouquet,' 1944. Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, label verso. Oil on Ply 48.5x45cm

      Davidson Auctions
    • WEAVER HAWKINS 1893-1977 Group with Reproduction 1950 oil on composition board 55 x 64.5 cm
      Nov. 21, 2023

      WEAVER HAWKINS 1893-1977 Group with Reproduction 1950 oil on composition board 55 x 64.5 cm

      Est: $18,000 - $25,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS 1893-1977 Group with Reproduction 1950 oil on composition board signed and dated 'Raokin. 50' upper right 55 x 64.5 cm PROVENANCE Weaver Hawkins, Sydney Private Collection Australian & International Fine Art, Deutscher-Menzies, Melbourne, 28 August 2002, lot 207, illustrated Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above

      Smith & Singer
    • WEAVER (RAOKIN) HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) Assorted Objects, 1963 oil on board 49 x 69 cm (frame: 58 x 79 x 2 cm) signed and dated lower ...
      Nov. 16, 2023

      WEAVER (RAOKIN) HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) Assorted Objects, 1963 oil on board 49 x 69 cm (frame: 58 x 79 x 2 cm) signed and dated lower ...

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      WEAVER (RAOKIN) HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) Assorted Objects, 1963 oil on board 49 x 69 cm (frame: 58 x 79 x 2 cm) signed and dated lower left | Provenance: Collection of the Hawkins family, Sydney Davidson Auctions, Sydney, 12 December 2009, lot 267. Private Collection, Queensland Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 5 September 2017, lot 130. Private Collection, New South Wales

      Lawsons
    • WEAVER HAWKINS, BURRAGORANG, 1945
      Oct. 10, 2023

      WEAVER HAWKINS, BURRAGORANG, 1945

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) BURRAGORANG, 1945 watercolour on paper 27.5 x 37.0 cm 56.5 x 66.5 cm (frame) signed and dated lower left: Raokin. 45 PROVENANCE Private collection Deutscher~Menzies, Melbourne, 10 August 1998, lot 130 Private collection, Melbourne RELATED WORK Burragorang, 1946, oil on canvas, 51.0 x 60.5 cm, illus. front cover of exhibition catalogue, Weaver Hawkins 1893 – 1977, Memorial Retrospective Exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, touring 1977 – 1979  This work is located in our Melbourne Gallery

      Deutscher and Hackett
    • HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'Mother with Infant,' 1947., Monotype, 51.5x36.5cm
      Oct. 08, 2023

      HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'Mother with Infant,' 1947., Monotype, 51.5x36.5cm

      Est: $700 - $1,200

      HAWKINS, Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977) 'Mother with Infant,' 1947. Monotype 51.5x36.5cm

      Davidson Auctions
    • Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) On the Lawn, 1941
      Sep. 20, 2023

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) On the Lawn, 1941

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      watercolour on paper, signed and dated l.l.c. 'Raokin, 1941'

      Shapiro Auctioneers
    • Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Parenthood, 1962
      Aug. 29, 2023

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Parenthood, 1962

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Parenthood, 1962 signed and dated lower left: 'Raokin 62' oil on board 100.0 x 75.0cm (39 3/8 x 29 1/2in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • WEAVER HAWKINS 1893-1977 El Sokko Grande, Tangier (1923) oil on canvas 81 x 65 cm
      Aug. 23, 2023

      WEAVER HAWKINS 1893-1977 El Sokko Grande, Tangier (1923) oil on canvas 81 x 65 cm

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS 1893-1977 El Sokko Grande, Tangier (1923) oil on canvas 81 x 65 cm PROVENANCE Weaver Hawkins, London Private Collection, United Kingdom, by descent from the above EXHIBITED Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1923, no. 665

      Smith & Singer
    • HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'On Deck,' 1957., W/Clr & Gouache, 38x56.5cm
      Aug. 20, 2023

      HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'On Deck,' 1957., W/Clr & Gouache, 38x56.5cm

      Est: $1,800 - $3,500

      HAWKINS, Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977) 'On Deck,' 1957. Ex Macquarie Galleries, Sydney (label verso) W/Clr & Gouache 38x56.5cm

      Davidson Auctions
    • HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'Looking at TV,' 1964., Oil on Board, 90.5x60cm
      Aug. 20, 2023

      HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'Looking at TV,' 1964., Oil on Board, 90.5x60cm

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      HAWKINS, Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977) 'Looking at TV,' 1964. Signed Raokin lower right, inscribed with title verso. Oil on Board 90.5x60cm

      Davidson Auctions
    • WEAVER HAWKINS, CONSTRUCTION OF A HANGAR, 1949
      Aug. 16, 2023

      WEAVER HAWKINS, CONSTRUCTION OF A HANGAR, 1949

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) CONSTRUCTION OF A HANGAR, 1949 oil on plywood 40.0 x 50.0 cm signed and dated lower right: Raokin / 49 inscribed with title verso: Construction of a Hangar PROVENANCE Private collection, Sydney Private collection, Sydney, acquired from the above in the 1970s

      Deutscher and Hackett
    • WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977), The Two Rooms,  oil on board,  signed upper right "Raokin '46", inscribed in pencil and signed in the artists hand with title verso, with Macquarie Galleries label affixed and conservators report attached verso
      May. 28, 2023

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977), The Two Rooms,  oil on board,  signed upper right "Raokin '46", inscribed in pencil and signed in the artists hand with title verso, with Macquarie Galleries label affixed and conservators report attached verso

      Est: $30,000 - $40,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977), The Two Rooms,  oil on board,  signed upper right "Raokin '46", inscribed in pencil and signed in the artists hand with title verso, with Macquarie Galleries label affixed and conservators report attached verso, 40cm x 50cm, 59cm x 68cm overall

      Leski Auctions Pty Ltd
    • § WEAVER HAWKINS 1893-1977 Tiddly-Winks 1950 oil on composition board
      May. 02, 2023

      § WEAVER HAWKINS 1893-1977 Tiddly-Winks 1950 oil on composition board

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      § WEAVER HAWKINS 1893-1977 Tiddly-Winks 1950 oil on composition board signed and dated 'Raokin. 50' lower left 71.5 x 91.5 cm PROVENANCE Weaver Hawkins, Sydney Private Collection, Sydney, by descent from the above Private Collection, Melbourne Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above EXHIBITED Twelfth Annual Interstate Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Education Department's Art Gallery, Sydney, 28 October - 18 November 1950, no. 179, 50 gns Weaver Hawkins (Raokin), Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne, 15-24 May 1951, no. 2, 65 gns H.F. Weaver-Hawkins (1893-1977), The Macquarie Galleries, Canberra, 30 September - 15 October 1978, no. 18, $800 Weaver Hawkins: Survey Exhibition 1920-1972, 27 Niagara Lane Galleries, 30 May - 18 June 1982, no. 20, $3,000

      Smith & Singer
    • Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Self Portrait, 1941
      Apr. 23, 2023

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Self Portrait, 1941

      Est: $40,000 - $60,000

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Self Portrait, 1941 signed lower right: 'Raokin 41' oil on composition board 59.0 x 44.0cm (23 1/4 x 17 5/16in).

      Bonhams
    • Harold Frederick (Raokin) Weaver Hawkins (Australian, 1893-1977), No.1 Surrey Canal or Canal Bridge Old Kent Road, oil on canvas, 49 x 60cm
      Mar. 14, 2023

      Harold Frederick (Raokin) Weaver Hawkins (Australian, 1893-1977), No.1 Surrey Canal or Canal Bridge Old Kent Road, oil on canvas, 49 x 60cm

      Est: £700 - £1,000

      Harold Frederick (Raokin) Weaver Hawkins (Australian, 1893-1977) No.1 Surrey Canal or Canal Bridge Old Kent Road oil on canvas monogrammed and dated '24

      Gorringes
    • WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977), The Farm Shed 1945
      Feb. 08, 2023

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977), The Farm Shed 1945

      Est: $400 - $600

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977) The Farm Shed 1945 watercolour and ink on paper signed and dated lower left: Raokin 45 35.5 x 55.5cm

      Gibson's Auctions
    • Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins, (Britain, Europe, Australia, 1893-1977), "Nigel" (portrait of his son as a baby), Pencil on paper, 29 x 21 cm. (11.42 x 8.27 in.), Frame: 57.50 x 45 cm. (22.64 x 17.72 in.)
      Dec. 05, 2022

      Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins, (Britain, Europe, Australia, 1893-1977), "Nigel" (portrait of his son as a baby), Pencil on paper, 29 x 21 cm. (11.42 x 8.27 in.), Frame: 57.50 x 45 cm. (22.64 x 17.72 in.)

      Est: -

      Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins (Britain, Europe, Australia,, 1893-1977) "Nigel" (portrait of his son as a baby) Pencil on paper signed lower left.

      Bargain Hunt Auctions
    • Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins, (Britain, Europe, Australia, 1893-1977), "Looking at T.V.", 1964, oil on board, 90.50 x 60 cm. (35.63 x 23.62 in.), Frame: 106 x 75.50 cm. (41.73 x 29.72 in.)
      Dec. 05, 2022

      Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins, (Britain, Europe, Australia, 1893-1977), "Looking at T.V.", 1964, oil on board, 90.50 x 60 cm. (35.63 x 23.62 in.), Frame: 106 x 75.50 cm. (41.73 x 29.72 in.)

      Est: -

      Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins (Britain, Europe, Australia,, 1893-1977) "Looking at T.V.", 1964 oil on board signed & dated lower right, title and artist's details verso.

      Bargain Hunt Auctions
    • Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins, (Britain, Europe, Australia, 1893-1977), "Gondolas", 1957, watercolour, 38 x 55.50 cm. (14.96 x 21.85 in.), Frame: 67 x 75 cm. (26.38 x 29.53 in.)
      Dec. 05, 2022

      Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins, (Britain, Europe, Australia, 1893-1977), "Gondolas", 1957, watercolour, 38 x 55.50 cm. (14.96 x 21.85 in.), Frame: 67 x 75 cm. (26.38 x 29.53 in.)

      Est: -

      Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins (Britain, Europe, Australia,, 1893-1977) "Gondolas", 1957 watercolour signed & dated lower left. This work appears to be a preparatory work for the oil painting "Gondolas", 1958, Sold Deutscher and Hackett, Important Australian & International Fine Art, Sydney, 04/05/2022, Lot No. 7

      Bargain Hunt Auctions
    • Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins, (Britain, Europe, Australia, 1893-1977), "Barn Interior with Cart Wheels", 1945, watercolour, 35.50 x 54 cm. (13.98 x 21.26 in.), Frame: 54 x 73.50 cm. (21.26 x 28.94 in.)
      Dec. 05, 2022

      Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins, (Britain, Europe, Australia, 1893-1977), "Barn Interior with Cart Wheels", 1945, watercolour, 35.50 x 54 cm. (13.98 x 21.26 in.), Frame: 54 x 73.50 cm. (21.26 x 28.94 in.)

      Est: -

      Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins (Britain, Europe, Australia,, 1893-1977) "Barn Interior with Cart Wheels", 1945 watercolour signed & dated lower left.

      Bargain Hunt Auctions
    • Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins, (Britain, Europe, Australia, 1893-1977), "Abstract", 1960, oil on canvas on board, 52.50 x 35.50 cm. (20.67 x 13.98 in.), Frame: 62.50 x 45.50 cm. (24.61 x 17.91 in.)
      Dec. 05, 2022

      Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins, (Britain, Europe, Australia, 1893-1977), "Abstract", 1960, oil on canvas on board, 52.50 x 35.50 cm. (20.67 x 13.98 in.), Frame: 62.50 x 45.50 cm. (24.61 x 17.91 in.)

      Est: -

      Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins (Britain, Europe, Australia,, 1893-1977) "Abstract", 1960 oil on canvas on board signed & dated lower left, further signed & titled verso.

      Bargain Hunt Auctions
    • WEAVER (RAOKIN) HAWKINS (1893-1977) "TIDDLYWINKS"
      Oct. 16, 2022

      WEAVER (RAOKIN) HAWKINS (1893-1977) "TIDDLYWINKS"

      Est: $18,000 - $40,000

      Important double sided framed oil painting on board,Verso "Lady in Pink Evening gown with Lute" Signed to front RAOKIN dated 1950 49cm x 60cm

      Phillip Caldwell Auctioneers
    • HAROLD FREDERICK (WEAVER) HAWKINS - MALTESE MARKET - Linocut
      Sep. 27, 2022

      HAROLD FREDERICK (WEAVER) HAWKINS - MALTESE MARKET - Linocut

      Est: $900 - $1,500

      HAROLD FREDERICK (WEAVER) HAWKINS (1893-1977) MALTESE MARKET Signed and titled in margin Linocut 14 x 20cm $900/1,500

      GFL Fine Art
    • Harold Frederick Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins, Australia (1893-1977), Nude Reading 1941, Watercolour
      Sep. 19, 2022

      Harold Frederick Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins, Australia (1893-1977), Nude Reading 1941, Watercolour

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Harold Frederick Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins Australia, (1893-1977) Nude Reading 1941 Watercolour Signed & dated lower right

      Theodore Bruce
    • WEAVER HAWKINS, CONCRETE MIXERS, 1946
      Sep. 14, 2022

      WEAVER HAWKINS, CONCRETE MIXERS, 1946

      Est: $30,000 - $40,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) CONCRETE MIXERS, 1946 oil on composition board 60.0 x 77.5 cm signed and dated lower left: Raokin 46 PROVENANCE Private collection, Sydney Private collection, Sydney, acquired in the 1970s EXHIBITED Eighth Annual Interstate Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Education Galleries, Sydney, 12 – 28 November 1946, cat. 68 ESSAY In Concrete mixers, 1946, Weaver Hawkins captures one moment in the building boom in Australia’s suburbs caused by the housing shortage that followed the end of World War Two. Hawkins and his family had arrived in Sydney in 1935 and settled soon after in the bushland suburb of Mona Vale, bracketed by Pittwater at its north-west and a long surf beach to its east. The section of Waterview Street that they lived in soon became known as ‘the mad half mile’ due to its concentration of artists, writers and actors, including Rah Fizelle, Arthur Murch (who lived next door between 1941 and 1943), and Peter Finch’s family around the corner. Hawkins’ family also soon became close friends with that of the artist couple Frank and Margel Hinder. It was the perfect environment for him as Hawkins had experienced a highly unusual upbringing in England with Victorian liberalists as parents. He wore his own hand-crafted leather sandals and never donned a tie, proclaiming ‘we are rationalists, socialists and nonconformists.’1 His wife Irene was also a freethinker and they had spent more than a decade prior to Australia travelling and living in several countries in Europe and the Pacific. Hawkins first studied and exhibited in the years leading up to World War One and was greatly inspired by the Vorticist movement’s use of angularity and compositional dynamics. During the war, however, Hawkins was horribly wounded leaving him with two withered arms; only the left hand was (just) capable of holding a brush. Nonetheless, he doggedly retrained to be able to sketch and paint again, an almost miraculous feat achieved over an eighteen-month period. He returned to exhibiting but, annoyed at the attraction his art now gained due to his injuries, he began signing his name ‘Raokin’, a play on an Italian mispronunciation of his name. Apart from Vorticism, he was also fascinated by alternate theories including dynamic symmetry, Platonic solids, and magic squares.2 The first works to successfully align these influences date from the mid-1920s when he was exhibiting in British groups shows which included Vorticism’s founder Wyndham Lewis. Hawkins’ paintings include a number of intimate studies of his domestic life as well as charged, sinuous landscapes, but he was also attracted to ‘subjects of strenuous work and play. [I]t was his tough mind which chiefly created order out of chaos in works which he hoped might help to make the world a better place.’3 In Concrete mixers, the physicality of the scene would have included noise, oaths, sweat and fumes; yet Hawkins’ skill at design – his ordering of the ‘chaos’ – results in an image that elegantly charts the progress of the workers, from first pour of the concrete, though to toiling up the hill with a wheelbarrow, and finally, the return for a well-earned breather. His colours, dominated by a radiant pink, enliven the experience. Hawkins exhibited Concrete mixers at the Contemporary Arts Society (CAS) in Sydney shortly after its completion. Titled Eighth Annual Interstate Exhibition, this was one of the first post-war gatherings of CAS artists from across the country, an extraordinary collective statement which included Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Jean Bellette, Margaret Olley, and many others.  1. Thomas, D., 'Hawkins, Harold Frederick (1893 – 1977)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hawkins-harold-frederick-10457/text18547, published first in hardcopy 1996, accessed online 18 March 2022. 2. See ‘Thomas, D., ‘Weaver Hawkins’, Project 11: Weaver Hawkins, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 7 February – 14 March 1976 3. Thomas, D., 'Hawkins, Harold Frederick (1893 – 1977)', op. cit. ANDREW GAYNOR

      Deutscher and Hackett
    • Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977)
      Sep. 13, 2022

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977)

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      Abstract Hands and Spheres, 1963 watercolour on paper, signed and dated l.r.c. 'Raokin, '63'

      Shapiro Auctioneers
    • WEAVER HAWKINS, FIGURES IN A GARDEN, 1948
      Jul. 27, 2022

      WEAVER HAWKINS, FIGURES IN A GARDEN, 1948

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) FIGURES IN A GARDEN, 1948 oil on canvas on board 49.0 x 59.5 cm signed and dated lower right: 48 / Raokin  PROVENANCE Private collection Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 8 April 1990, lot 7 The Cbus Collection of Australian Art, Melbourne, acquired from the above  EXHIBITED Morning, Noon and Light, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria, 13 July – 13 October 2019 on long term loan to Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales, prior to 2006 on long term loan to Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria LITERATURE Nainby, B., Stanhope, Z., and Furlonger, K., The Cbus Collection of Australian Art, in association with Latrobe Regional Gallery, Melbourne, 2009, pp. 15, 70 (illus.), 220 

      Deutscher and Hackett
    • WEAVER (RAOKIN) HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) Balsam, 1967 watercolour 56 x 76 cm (frame: 83 x 99 x 2 cm) signed and dated lower right | Mac...
      May. 26, 2022

      WEAVER (RAOKIN) HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) Balsam, 1967 watercolour 56 x 76 cm (frame: 83 x 99 x 2 cm) signed and dated lower right | Mac...

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      WEAVER (RAOKIN) HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) Balsam, 1967 watercolour 56 x 76 cm (frame: 83 x 99 x 2 cm) signed and dated lower right | Macquarie Galleries label verso

      Lawsons
    • HAROLD FREDERICK (WEAVER) HAWKINS - THE SLING - Monotype
      May. 24, 2022

      HAROLD FREDERICK (WEAVER) HAWKINS - THE SLING - Monotype

      Est: $1,500 - $2,400

      HAROLD FREDERICK (WEAVER) HAWKINS (1893-1977) THE SLING Signed 'Raokin', titled and dated 48 in margin Monotype 27 x 35cm $1,500/2,400

      GFL Fine Art
    • WEAVER HAWKINS, GONDOLAS, 1958
      May. 04, 2022

      WEAVER HAWKINS, GONDOLAS, 1958

      Est: $25,000 - $35,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) GONDOLAS, 1958 oil on composition board  60.5 x 77.5 cm signed and dated lower right: Raokin 58 PROVENANCE Scheding Berry Fine Art, Sydney Private collection, Sydney, acquired from the above on 23 August 1986 EXHIBITED H.F. Weaver-Hawkins (Raokin) 1893 – 1977, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 5-24 April 1978, cat 37 LITERATURE H.F. Weaver-Hawkins (Raokin) 1893 – 1977, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney 1978, exhibition invitation, colour illustration inside cover McIntyre, A., ‘Weaver Hawkins – a tribute to a pioneer’, The Australian, Sydney, 15 April 1978 ESSAY Australia has produced a small number of artists whose technique is undeniably their own, including individuals such as Brett Whiteley and John Olsen. A further name is Weaver Hawkins whose bold colours and rhythmic pictorial compositions built on his early training in England at a time of great artistic revolt, fanned spectacularly by the Vorticists, whose Cubist-inspired ideas left a lasting legacy within Hawkins’ work. He was also drawn to ‘compositional theories as Dynamic Symmetry, Platonic Solids, Magic Squares and the Modular’;1 which resulted in him becoming ‘one of the finest and most original mid-century painters working in Sydney (painting and exhibiting) for forty years.’2 In Gondolas, 1958, Hawkins’ love of vorticist design turns the otherwise touristy motif of gondolas into a charged mandala of pattern within pattern which speaks directly to the lively movement of the gondoliers and their craft.  Underscoring Hawkins’ meticulous work is the devastating knowledge of his physical disabilities. A soldier during World War One, he was severely maimed by shrapnel and shot several times before enduring a two-day crawl back to safety. More than twenty operations were then undertaken on his arms – both elbow joints were removed – leaving him with a withered right and a barely functional left. A natural right-hander, he trained himself to use his left, supported by the right, first by mastering drawing and then, unbelievably, etching with beautifully and sensitively drawn results. His poignant Self portrait, 1920 (Art Gallery of New South Wales) is an exquisite early example. He held his first solo exhibition in 1923, but due to press notices which emphasised his disability, he adopted the art-name 'Raokin' to divert attention. After some years living the expatriate life in Europe, Hawkins migrated to Australia with his young family in 1935, moving to Mona Vale, one of Sydney’s northern beach suburbs. Their precinct became known as the ‘mad half mile’ for its high concentration of artists, theatre directors and writers, including Rah Fizelle and Arthur Murch, who lived next door.  He loved Mona Vale so much that his wife Rene had to force Hawkins to travel back overseas for an eleven-month journey through Europe over 1956 – 57 where he sketched the inspiration for Gondolas en route. Due to his arms, each painting was a slow process, supported by ‘a number of quick sketches… followed by a more detailed ink and wash sketch, then a full watercolour study... he also sometimes painted a small oil sketch before beginning the final work.’3 One such study of Gondolas was included in his posthumous 1978 exhibition at Macquarie Galleries and in a review of this exhibition, the painting (this lot) was singled out by one newspaper critic who was impressed by Hawkins’ ‘dominating concern for areas of flat bright colour with hard edged shapes (where) spiralling linear patterns carry the eye in, out and around the compositions.’4 The Art Gallery of New South Wales owns another work from the European journey, In Lisbon, 1958, which features a birds-eye view of a descending staircase. In a similar manner, Hawkins’ pronounced use of directional lines in Gondolas draws the eye ceaselessly through the interlocking patterns and design anchored at their centre by the pair of bold, red-striped poles. 1. Thomas, D., ‘Weaver Hawkins’, Project 11: Weaver Hawkins, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 7 February – 14 March 1976 2. Radford, R., ‘Foreword note’, Weaver Hawkins 1893-1977: Memorial retrospective exhibition 1977 – 1979, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, 1977 (n.p.) 3. Chanin, E. & Miller, S., The art and life of Weaver Hawkins, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1995, p. 59  4. McIntyre, A., ‘Weaver Hawkins – a tribute to a pioneer’, The Australian, Sydney, 15 – 16 April 1978 ANDREW GAYNOR

      Deutscher and Hackett
    • Harold Frederick Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins, Australia (1893-1977), Nude Reading 1941, Watercolour
      Apr. 26, 2022

      Harold Frederick Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins, Australia (1893-1977), Nude Reading 1941, Watercolour

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Harold Frederick Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins Australia, (1893-1977) Nude Reading 1941 Watercolour Signed & dated lower right

      Theodore Bruce
    • WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) - Figure on the Beach, 1942 watercolour (unframed) (AF) 56 x 38.5 cm
      Nov. 25, 2021

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) - Figure on the Beach, 1942 watercolour (unframed) (AF) 56 x 38.5 cm

      Est: $500 - $700

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893 - 1977) Figure on the Beach, 1942 watercolour (unframed) (AF) 56 x 38.5 cm signed and dated lower right

      Lawsons
    • HAROLD FREDERICK (WEAVER) HAWKINS - MALTESE MARKET - Linocut
      Nov. 23, 2021

      HAROLD FREDERICK (WEAVER) HAWKINS - MALTESE MARKET - Linocut

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      HAROLD FREDERICK (WEAVER) HAWKINS (1893-1977) MALTESE MARKET Signed and inscribed in margin Linocut 14 x 20cm $1,200/1,800

      GFL Fine Art
    • WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977) Ribbons of Sunlight 1959
      Oct. 03, 2021

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977) Ribbons of Sunlight 1959

      Est: $500 - $700

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977) Ribbons of Sunlight 1959 oil on board signed and dated lower left and right: Raokin 59 71 x 49cm PROVENANCE Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

      Gibson's Auctions
    • Harold Frederick, Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins (1893-1977) Nude Reading 1941 Watercolour
      Sep. 06, 2021

      Harold Frederick, Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins (1893-1977) Nude Reading 1941 Watercolour

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Theodore Bruce
    • WEAVER HAWKINS (1892-1977), Assorted Objects 1963
      Jun. 30, 2021

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1892-1977), Assorted Objects 1963

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1892-1977) Assorted Objects 1963 oil on board 49.0 x 69.0 cm signed and dated lower left: Raokin 63

      Menzies
    • Harold Frederick, Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins (1893-1977) Nude Reading 1941 Watercolour
      May. 17, 2021

      Harold Frederick, Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins (1893-1977) Nude Reading 1941 Watercolour

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Harold Frederick, Weaver (Raokin) Hawkins (1893-1977) Nude Reading 1941 Watercolour Signed & dated lower right 31 x 49 cm, 62.5 x 78 cm framed OTHER NOTES: Some age discoloration to paper, fading, later framing

      Theodore Bruce
    • HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'Across to the Boatsheds, Pittwater', W/Clr, 33x50cm
      May. 16, 2021

      HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'Across to the Boatsheds, Pittwater', W/Clr, 33x50cm

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      HAWKINS, Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977) 'Across to the Boatsheds, Pittwater' W/Clr 33x50cm

      Davidson Auctions
    • HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'Daisies,' 1944., Oil on Ply, 44.5x48.5cm
      May. 16, 2021

      HAWKINS Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977), 'Daisies,' 1944., Oil on Ply, 44.5x48.5cm

      Est: $2,500 - $4,500

      HAWKINS, Harold Weaver (Raokin) (1893-1977) 'Daisies,' 1944. Titled & inscribed verso, Oil on Ply 44.5x48.5cm

      Davidson Auctions
    • Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Sketch for 'Persecution', 1968
      Apr. 22, 2021

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Sketch for 'Persecution', 1968

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Weaver Hawkins (1893-1977) Sketch for 'Persecution', 1968 signed and dated lower left: 'Raokin / 51' oil on composition board 33.0 x 49.5cm (13 x 19 1/2in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977) Mother and Child
      Apr. 18, 2021

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977) Mother and Child

      Est: $600 - $900

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977) Mother and Child colour linocut signed with initials and editioned on margin: H w H Y/YA 18.5 x 16.5cm PROVENANCE Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

      Gibson's Auctions
    • WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977) On the Hillside
      Apr. 18, 2021

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977) On the Hillside

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      WEAVER HAWKINS (1893-1977) On the Hillside 1972 oil on board signed lower right: Raokin 72 inscribed verso: ON THE HILLSIDE 49.5 x 70cm PROVENANCE Macquarie Galleries, Sydney James R. Lawson Auctioneers, Sydney, Australian and European Paintings, Prints & Drawings, 1 December 1987, Lot 109 Sotheby's, Melbourne, Fine Australian Paintings,14 August 1989, Lot 341 Bonhams, Sydney, Important Australian and International Art including Private Collections Curated By John Cruthers, Sydney, 16 June 2015, Lot 99 EXHIBITED Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1972, cat. 65. Weaver Hawkins, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1972, cat no. 65

      Gibson's Auctions
    • WEAVER HAWKINS, (1893-1977), Rythmic Activity 1971
      Oct. 25, 2020

      WEAVER HAWKINS, (1893-1977), Rythmic Activity 1971

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      WEAVER HAWKINS  (1893-1977) Rythmic Activity 1971 watercolour signed with initial and dated lower right: R 71 55 x 37cm

      Gibson's Auctions
    • WEAVER HAWKINS, (1893-1977), Early Rain 1943
      Oct. 25, 2020

      WEAVER HAWKINS, (1893-1977), Early Rain 1943

      Est: $500 - $700

      WEAVER HAWKINS  (1893-1977) Early Rain 1943 watercolour signed and dated lower left: Raokin 43 27.5 x 40cm

      Gibson's Auctions
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