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.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
91.4 x 76.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

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

Venue details

The Higgins Bedford Castle Lane, BEDFORD Bedfordshire MK40 3XD 01234 718618 www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk

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