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In the 'Year Book of the Society of Painters in Tempera' (1967) Hodgkin described his technique of preparing the materials for painting: 'The medium I use is from a recipe given me long ago by Maxwell Armfield. With the yolk of one egg, I mix 10 drops of spike oil of lavender, three drops of poppy oil and 12 drops of dammar varnish. These are well mixed on a marble slab with a stainless steel knife and put in a small glass jar with a screw top. An equal quantity of tap water is added and stirred in with a brush'.

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tempera on gesso-prepared board


H 41 x W 20 cm

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lower left, signed and dated: Eliot Hodgkin May 1954


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Jerwood Collection

London, Greater London England

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