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Dora Carrington (1893-1932), Artist

Sitter in 17 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
Carrington was an artist associated with the Bloomsbury Group. She studied at the Slade School, where she chose to be known by her surname only. Her works include notable portraits of Lytton Strachey, Gerald Brenan and E.M. Forster (National Portrait Gallery Collection). In 1917 she set up home with Strachey, later joined by Ralph Partridge whom she married in 1921. Following Strachey's death in 1932, she took her own life. Carrington, the award- winning film of her life was made in 1995, and her only retrospective exhibition took place in the same year.

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Mark Gertler

possibly by Dora Carrington
pencil, circa 1909-1911
NPG 5431


Dora Carrington

by Dora Carrington
pencil, circa 1910
NPG 6736


Lytton Strachey

by Dora Carrington
oil on panel, 1916
NPG 6662


Lytton Strachey

by Dora Carrington
pencil, circa 1916
NPG 6738


E. M. Forster

by Dora Carrington
oil on canvas, 1920
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4698


Gerald Brenan

by Dora Carrington
oil on canvas, 1921
NPG 5197


Lytton Strachey; Ralph Partridge

probably by Dora Carrington
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG x13169


Ralph Partridge

probably by Dora Carrington
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG x138044


Lytton Strachey

possibly by Dora Carrington
snapshot negative, mid 1920s
NPG x38575


Henrietta Bingham; Stephen Tomlin

possibly by Dora Carrington
vintage snapshot print, mid 1920s
NPG Ax131210


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