Mrs Box by Dora Carrington

Carrington met Mrs Box, a farmer's wife, while on holiday at Welcombe in Cornwall and this portrait gives an honest depiction of a Cornish working woman.


Oil on canvas
91.4 x 76.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
Christopher Mason

Carrington attended the Girl's Grammar School in Beford and it was here that she excelled in art which prompted her parents to permit her to enrol at the Slade School of Art.


Joanna Carrington (Mason), Dora Carrington's niece; by descent to Christopher Mason.

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