by Dora Carrington
pencil, circa 1910
9 in. x 6 in. (228 mm x 152 mm)
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)
Events of 1910back to top
Current affairsGeorge V succeeds Edward VII to the throne.
The Liberals win narrow victories after calling two General Elections following escalating tension between the Liberal administration and the Lords reached crisis point with the Lords' unprecedented rejection of Lloyd George's 1909 budget. The budget included tax reform intended to fund social reform and a rearmament programme, but was seen by the Conservative Lords as an assault on property.
Art and scienceThe critic and Bloomsbury group member Roger Fry curates a ground-breaking and, at the time, shocking exhibition in London's Grafton Galleries, Manet and the Post-Impressionists. The exhibition introduces the work of contemporary European artists to the London art establishment, including Manet, Cezanne, Gaugin and Van Gogh, and Fry became a champion of modern art, coining the term 'Post-Impressionism'.
InternationalJapan annexes Korea as a colony, an indication of Japan's ambitious imperialist aims and attempts to control trade and influence in East Asia. Japanese occupation of Korea lasted until 1945, after Japan surrendered to the Allied forces at the end of the Second World War and Korea was divided in two by the United States and the Soviet Union.
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