Eliot Hodgkin
Pink and White Turnips 1971

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Eliot Hodgkin 1905–1987
Pink and White Turnips
Date 1971
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 241 x 292 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1981
Not on display

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Hodgkin studied art in London at the Byam Shaw and Royal Academy schools. Turnips were one of several types of small natural object that he frequently painted. Most of his other still life paintings were made in tempera. As was the artist's custom, 'Pink and White Turnips' was painted directly from the motif, and the vegetables are depicted their actual size. According to the artist it probably took three or four sessions, of perhaps four to five hours each, to complete the picture.

September 2004

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