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Pierre Le-Tan

Portrait d’Eliot Hodgkin tenant ses lunettes

Pierre Le-Tan

Pierre Le-Tan

Portrait d’Eliot Hodgkin tenant ses lunettes

Portrait d’Eliot Hodgkin tenant ses lunettes

Pierre Le-Tan

1950 - 2019

Portrait d’Eliot Hodgkin tenant ses lunettes


signed with the initials L.T. (towards lower right) and inscribed Eliot Hodgkin (lower left)

black ink and watercolour on paper

10,4 x 15,2 cm; 4⅛ x 6 in.

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Pierre Le-Tan

1950 - 2019

Portrait d’Eliot Hodgkin tenant ses lunettes


signé des initiales L.T. (en bas vers la droite) et inscrit Eliot Hodgkin (en bas à gauche)

plume et encre noire, aquarelle sur papier

10,4 x 15,2 cm; 4⅛ x 6 in.

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and hinged to the overmount in two points along the upper edge with tape. The right edge is deckled. There is a humidity mark to the upper part of the lower edge (not visible when framed). The sheet is slightly light stained. This work is in overall very good condition.


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Pierre Le-Tan, Quelques collectionneurs, Paris, 2013, illustrated p. 46

This drawing is an illustration from the book written and illustrated by Pierre Le-Tan titled Quelques collectionneurs [Some Collectors], published by Flammarion in 2013 and accompanied by an exhibition at the Nicolas Schwed gallery in Paris.


This book, which is one of the few books written by Le-Tan, is dedicated to Toboré, the ‘patient companion of a collector’. Each chapter is devoted to a collector — real, imaginary, or with a slightly modified name — whom the author has supposedly met and whose collection he describes. Le-Tan devotes a chapter to himself and includes illustrations of some objects from his own collection.


Pierre Le-Tan had much admiration for Hodgkin, a collector and artist whom he discovered during a visit to the Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox Gallery in London. Le-Tan added, ‘I often look at Eliot Hodgkin’s little catalogue without ever getting tired of it. For me, it is exemplary. So many collections have just been amassed through luck or wealth’.

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Ce dessin est une illustration de l’ouvrage écrit et illustré par Pierre Le-Tan intitulé Quelques collectionneurs, publié par Flammarion en 2013 et accompagné d’une exposition chez Nicolas Schwed à Paris.


Ce livre, l’un des rares écrits par Le-Tan, est dédié à Toboré "patiente compagne d’un collectionneur". Chaque chapitre est consacré à un collectionneur, imaginaire, réel ou au nom légèrement modifié que l’auteur aurait rencontré et dont il décrit la collection. Le-Tan s’est consacré un chapitre à lui-même et a illustré dans cet ouvrage quelques objets de sa propre collection.


Pierre Le-Tan avait beaucoup d’admiration pour Hodgkin, à la fois pour le collectionneur, mais aussi pour l’artiste qu’il avait découvert lors d’une visite à la galerie londonienne de Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox. Le-Tan ajoute "Je regarde souvent, sans jamais m’en lasser, le petit catalogue d’Eliot Hodgkin. C’est pour moi un modèle. Tant des collections sont juste des accumulations constituées par le hasard ou la richesse".