E. M. Forster

1 portrait on display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery

E. M. Forster, by Dora Carrington, 1920 - NPG 4698 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

E. M. Forster

by Dora Carrington
oil on canvas, 1920
20 in. x 16 in. (508 mm x 406 mm)
Given by Frances Catherine Partridge (née Marshall), 1969
Primary Collection
NPG 4698


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  • Dora Carrington (1893-1932), Artist. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 17 portraits.

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Carrington's portrait of Forster was achieved without a sitting. It was much admired by Henry Lamb who wrote to her: 'I think there is something so very good about your head of Forster'.

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  • Audio Guide
  • Bayly, Christopher, The Raj: India and the British 1600-1947, 1990 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 19 October 1990 - 17 March 1991), p. 329
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 225
  • Spalding, Frances, Insights: The Bloomsbury Group, 2005, p. 78
  • Wilson, Jeremy, T.E. Lawrence: Lawrence of Arabia, 1988 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 9 December 1988 - 12 March 1989), p. 153

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