This curation takes its title from an exhibition held at Southampton City Art Gallery in 2022. It presented new acquisitions, that made Southampton the only public collection to hold work by four generations of the Hitchens family:
Alfred Hitchens, painter, 1861 – 1942, brother-in-law of Howard Seth-Smith, architect, 1852 – 1928, and father of Ivon Hitchens, painter, 1893 - 1979, father of John Hitchens, painter, born 1940, father of Simon Hitchens, sculptor, born 1967


The occasion for presenting this album are two current exhibitions:
John Hitchens: Wood - Sand - Stone, Weald & Downland Museum, West Sussex, to Oct. 30th, and
Simon Hitchens: Parallels, Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury, to Dec. 2nd

8 artworks
Spring
Image credit: Southampton City Art Gallery

Spring c.1935

Alfred Hitchens (1861–1942)

Pastel on paper

Southampton City Art Gallery

Inglis Monument
Image credit: Chris Prout / Art UK

Inglis Monument 1909

William Howard Seth-Smith III (1852–1928)

Stone

Lavington Common
© the artist's estate. Image credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Lavington Common 1938

Ivon Hitchens (1893–1979)

Oil on canvas

H 50.9 x W 76.2 cm

Manchester Art Gallery

Divided Oak Tree, No. 2
© the artist's estate. Image credit: Tate

Divided Oak Tree, No. 2 1958

Ivon Hitchens (1893–1979)

Oil on canvas

H 51.4 x W 116.8 cm

Tate

Badger's Wood
© John Hitchens. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: New College, University of Oxford

Badger's Wood 1975

John Hitchens (b.1940)

Oil on canvas

H 50.5 x W 71 cm

New College, University of Oxford

Land Quest
© John Hitchens. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2023. Image credit: Southampton City Art Gallery

Land Quest 2017

John Hitchens (b.1940)

Acrylic on canvas

Southampton City Art Gallery

Coastline
© the copyright holder. Image credit: Rob Terwey / Art UK

Coastline 2006

Simon Hitchens (b.1967)

Polyurethane resin, Shap granite & LEDs

Evidence of the Unseen Mountain
© the copyright holder. Image credit: Jennette Russell / Art UK

Evidence of the Unseen Mountain 2015

Simon Hitchens (b.1967)

Granite