T02134 INTERIOR OF A MUSEUM 1956–9
Oil on plywood, 40 × 50 (101.6 × 127.1)
Purchased from Kasmin Ltd. (Knapping Fund) 1977
Exh: London Group, R.B.A. Galleries, January–February 1960 (140); Howard Hodgkin, Forty-five paintings 1949–75, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, March–April 1976 (5, repr. in colour), and tour to London (Serpentine Gallery, May), Leigh, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Aberdeen and Sheffield, to October 1976.
Lit: Richard Morphet, introduction to catalogue of 1976 retrospective exhibition cited above, pp.9–10.
Howard Hodgkin wrote (letter of 2 May 1978) ‘I have always been fascinated by the relation of people to things and in museums would often look through the glass cases at people looking in at the objects from the other side’…