Hodge (1877)

Medium: oil

Exhibited: Dudley Gallery, 1877

The description of this picture is similar to the scene portrayed in an oil painting on panel, 32 x 24 cm (12 5/8 x 9 7/16 inches), which was auctioned by Bonham’s, Bath, on 16 July 2007, under the title ‘A Good Whiff’, fetching £320. It is possible that both pictures are the same.

Athenaeum, 1 December 1877:

Mr Eyre Crowe’s Hodge (127) – it ought to be Pat, as the man who sits taking his beer in an ale-house is decidedly Irish – has a solid, rather dry, spirited expression, marked by humour in the action and face.

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