Seven Pears in a Bowl
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Property from the Wakefield Family Collection
1905 - 1987
Seven Pears in a Bowl
signed Eliot Hodgkin and dated 7 IX 65 (upper right)
oil on canvas laid on board
unframed: 18.5 by 29.5cm.; 7¼ by 11½in.
framed: 25 by 26.5cm.; 9¾ by 10½in.
Executed in 1965.
We are grateful to Mark Hodgkin for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work. He is currently preparing the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work and would like to hear from owners of any work by the artist so that these can be included in this comprehensive catalogue. Please write to Mark Hodgkin, c/o Sotheby's, Modern & Post-War British Art, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA.
The work appears sound. The canvas is laid down to a backing board and held with tape at the edges. Overall the work appears to be in generally very good condition. There is frame abrasion to the extreme edges, with some associated very minor losses to the paint. The tape covers up the edges of the composition, although this is not visible in the present frame. There is a very minute loss to the paint to the centre rim of the bowl. There is a minor craquelure to the pears, only visible under close inspection. There is a pinsized accretion to the lower right quadrant. There are one or two very fine scratches. There are a couple of specks of surface dirt and spots of staining in places. Under UV light, there are tiny spots of florescence to the pears, a few flecks of which might be retouching, which is difficult to read. The work is presented in a wooden frame.
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Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, where acquired by the parents of the present owner circa 1966, and thence by family descent