An image of Dance of the football field

Weaver Hawkins

(United Kingdom, Australia 28 Aug 1893 – 13 Aug 1977)

Dance of the football field

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Dance of the football field' depicts two Sydney-based rugby league teams during a 1947 match in which the Balmain team (black and yellow) defeated the Manly team (maroon and white) at Brookvale Oval, home to the Manly football club. It is likely that Weaver Hawkins and his sons were in the crowd, as Hawkins lived in Mona Vale, north of Manly, at the time he created this painting.

The artist has signed the painting 'Raokin', an alias which he began to use from 1927, stemming from unwanted publicity as an artist living with severe injuries from World War I.

Year
1947
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas on cardboard
Dimensions
50.5 x 61.0 cm board; 62.5 x 73.0 x 3.7 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, black oil "Raokin.47.".

Credit
Purchased 1953
Accession number
8722
Copyright
© Estate of HF Weaver Hawkins