Dora CarringtonFarm at Watendlath 1921

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Artist
Dora Carrington (1893‑1932)
Title
Farm at Watendlath
Date 1921
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 611 x 669 mm frame: 774 x 830 x 58 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Noel Carrington, the artist's brother 1987
Reference
T04945
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1910

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During the period 1917-21 Carrington's subjects were mostly intimate portraits and landscapes. This painting depicts Watendlath Farm, near Keswick in the Lake District, where the newly-wed Carrington spent a summer holiday with her husband and their friends in 1921. Among the guests was her husband's friend Gerald Brenan, with whom she developed a mutual attraction. The identity of the two figures in white is not known. Throughout her work Carrington depicted women at different stages in their lives contemplating their own femininity… (read more)

September 2004

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