Howard Hodgkin Mr and Mrs Stephen Buckley 1974–6

Artwork details

Artist
Howard Hodgkin born 1932
Title
Mr and Mrs Stephen Buckley
Date 1974–6
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 733 x 1073 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
T03069
Not on display

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Hodgkin recalled that this work was painted

as a result of staying for the week with the Buckleys in a house they had borrowed at Brede near Rye, Sussex. The subject of the picture is simply a family group sitting round a fire in the evening... The picture was painted on a second-hand wooden drawing board, the surface of which was not primed in any way. The pin-holes can be seen all over the picture.

April 2001

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