Most of Hopkinson’s watercolors were created in and around his Manchester homestead, but a number were also done during his extensive travels both in the States and abroad, such as Lowry Bay, New Zealand. Hopkinson’s oldest daughter Happy married Alfred Rive, who served as Canadian High Commissioner to New Zealand from 1946 to 1953. While Hopkinson received mixed reviews of these works, his efforts were rewarded with medals at the National Academy of Design, the Saint Louis Exposition, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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Collection of the artist
By descent through the artist’s family to present
(verso in pencil) New Zealand / (other side)
From / Mrs. William Shurcliff / 19 Appleton Street / Cambridge Massachusetts / Lowry Bay / New Zealand / 1949
Illustrated on page 23 of the Vose Galleries exhibition catalogue
Charles S. Hopkinson: The Innocent Eye, Vose Galleries LLC, Boston, June 8 – July 20, 2013