In Scotland
© Howard Hodgkin

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In Scotland 2003
  • Scottish Art
An exhibition of Hodgkin’s work was held at the Scottish National Modern One in Edinburgh, in 2002. The artist spent some time travelling in Scotland and this work, completed the following year, was most likely made in response to his time there. It is an example of the artist’s distinctive, mature style. A yellow wash around the edge acts as a traditional framing device, pushing the ‘view’ beyond into the distance, like a memory of windswept Scottish hills and cloudy skies. The red in the foreground is suggestive of people or a town glowing from street lights, creating vivid and warm recollections.

Glossary Open


A transparent layer of diluted ink or watercolour.



  • Acc. No. GMA 4720
  • Medium Gouache on card
  • Size 35.60 x 39.70 cm
  • Credit Presented by Anthony and Anne d'Offay through the Art Fund 2004