Hodgkins at Flatford

Frances Hodgkins was staying in Willie Lott’s Cottage at Flatford, Suffolk during the September and October of 1930. She is pictured below while preparing for an exhibition. You can see one painting on the floor that is unfinished. The area is famous for John Constable who painted the environs around the village as his father owned Flatford Mill and Constable is celebrated for his work The Hay Wain.

I am in good vein. Such deep peace & I really am in tune with my surroundings – no interruptions, not even a fly settles on me but sometimes a butterfly.

Letter from Frances Hodgkins to Miss Harmston (08 Aug 1930)

Although the weather was grim, Hodgkins was able to work hard and enjoyed her time in Suffolk. This painting is made from inside the mill looking outwards on the bridge.

The same bridge above can be seen to the left in the picture below.

The picture below shows the boathouse from the Mill looking towards Willy Lott’s Cottage.

A large painting of Willy Lott’s Cottage from the promenade around the edge of the millpond.