Five Truffle Jars and Rose, 1964
Tempera on board
Signed and dated at lower left, Eliot Hodgkin 19.vi.64
11 x 12 in.
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A painter and writer, Eliot Hodgkin chose not to enter the family engineering business but to become an artist. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London, later exhibiting there. In his forties he began to create the exquisitely painted still lifes, painted in tempera, for which he is best known. Some recall the delicate fruit and flower paintings in sixteenth-century Flemish manuscripts. Others, such as this work, display the compositional clarity of still lifes by his contemporary Giorgio Morandi.
G. W. Howells; Hazlitt Gooden & Fox, London
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