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A box, a bottle and a tube for ointment, pills and tablets. Pen and pencil drawing by E. Hodgkin, ca. 1969.

Hodgkin, Eliot, 1905-1987.
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[ca. 1969]
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Description

Three generations of pharmaceutical packaging are shown: the moulded round box for ointment or pills, the glass shouldered bottle with printed label on the front, and the screwtop tube for tablets. They are shown from the side, as objects on a bedside table seen from the bed

Publication/Creation

[ca. 1969]

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil ; sheet 20.2 x 25.3 cm

Lettering

Eliot Hodgkin

Terms of use

The copyright holder has granted the Wellcome Library a non-exclusive Creative Commons "By" 4.0 licence for this drawing. The licence permits images of the drawing to be copied and redistributed in any medium or format, remixed and transformed, commercially or otherwise. Copies must bear the attribution to Eliot Hodgkin and credited as follows: "Wellcome Library no. 2497376i © The Estate of Eliot Hodgkin"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2497376i © The Estate of Eliot Hodgkin

Lettering note

Stamped with artist's signature, lower right

Creator/production credits

The artist's attitude to his still-life works: "In so far as I have any conscious purpose, it is to show the beauty of natural objects which are normally thought uninteresting or even unattractive: such things as Brussels sprouts, turnips, onions, pebbles and flints, bulbs, dead leaves, bleached vertebrae, an old boot cast up by the tide. People sometimes tell me that they had never really 'seen' something before I painted it, and I should like to believe this… For myself, if I must put it into words, I try to look at quite simple things as though I were seeing them for the first time and as though no one had ever painted them before." "I like to show the beauty of things that no one looks at twice."--quotations from Eliot Hodgkin as cited in Wikipedia

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