by Dora Carrington
pencil, circa 1910
9 in. x 6 in. (228 mm x 152 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Dora Carrington (1893-1932), Artist. Sitter in 20 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Dora Carrington (1893-1932), Artist. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 20 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This self-portrait is undated, but is thought to have been made around 1910. In that year Carrington entered the Slade, dropped her first name (which she hated), and cropped her hair - thus becoming one of the first 'cropheads', as Virginia Woolf called them. The portrait depicts Carrington prior to her adoption of the short hairstyle that became something of a trademark. It thus shows her around the age of seventeen, though the features are rendered with a penetrating sensitivity that belies the artist's youth. Portraits of Carrington are rare, the most notable example being the gouache by Mark Gertler dated 1912, which is in a private collection.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Tinker, Christopher, Speak its Name! - Quotations by and about Gay Men and Women, 2016, p. 60
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Life lines: Recently acquired 20th Century drawings (31 October 2009 - 25 April 2010)
- Portraits on paper (29 July 2006 - 3 December 2006)