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Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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Khorassan, Northeast Persia
CARPET FRAGMENT
wool, pile
mounted: 154 by 109cm; 5ft 1in by 3ft 7in; textile visible approximately 152 by 100cm; 5ft. 1in., 3ft. 3in.
17th century possibly earlier
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Catalogue Note

Due to the scale of the extant border within this fragment it would likely have originally formed what would have been a large courtly carpet. The expansive nature of the design combined with the colouring would suggest it was initially made in Khorassan, Herat, two comparable fragments to the offered lot are in the Keir Collection, Spuhler. F., Islamic Art In the Keir Collection, Rugby, 1988, pp. 78 & 79, T26 and T27.

The appeal to Hodgkin would likely have been its mysterious nature. He partly collected through intrigue and in his own work 'Travelling', lot 317, Hodgkin creates this mood through concealment of identity - taking away such a literal viewpoint is possibly what drew him to the present lot.

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London