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Howard Hodgkin - Breakfast


Aquatint from three copper plates printed in green & violet, 1973/74 - 78, with hand colouring in orange gouache, on cream coloured Velin Arches hand made paper, signed by the artist with initials in pencil and numbered (lower centre)

Size:  Plate size: 206 x 310 mms (8” x 12 ⅛” inches) Sheet size: 445 x 600 mms (17 ⅛” x 23 ⅜” inches”

Edition: 50 - There were also 6 artists proofs

Proofed & Printed by: Maurice Payne at Petersburg Studios, London

Hand-coloured by : Sam Hodgkin under the straits supervision, 1978

Published by: Petersburg Press, 1978

Note: “Interior (Day) and Interior (Night) were torn down after publication. Their broad borders, signature , numbering and date were torn off. Fifty copies of each print were then hand coloured, signed, numbered and dated again and these were entitled “Breakfast” and “Bed” respectively.

Literature: Lisbeth Heenk “Howard Hodgkin: The Complete Prints” Number 45

Lenore Miller: Howard Hodgkin prints: Vision and Collaboration, Dimock Gallery, George Washington University, Washington DC, 1994 (n.p)

Exhibitions: 31/10/2019/21/12/2019 : Cristea Roberts Gallery : “Howard Hodgkin: Strictly personal”