N04817 KITCHEN AT MYRTLE COTTAGE c. 1930–5
Inscr. ‘Dod Procter’ b.r.
Canvas, 25 1/4×30 (64×76·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist through the Leicester Galleries 1935.
Exh: Recent Paintings by Ernest Procter, A.R.A. and Dod Procter, A.R.A., Leicester Galleries, February–March 1935 (30); R.A., 1935 (292).
Lit: Dame Laura Knight, Oil Paint and Grease Paint, 1936, p.170.
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1935, p.38.
The artist wrote (12 October 1958): ‘I cannot remember the date of this picture, but it was probably the early 1930s. The child was in from the village.’ She had lived at Myrtle Cottage, Newlyn, for about eighteen months c. 1907–8 when studying under Stanhope Forbes. A similar picture, but showing her own kitchen at North Corner, Newlyn, is ‘In the Kitchen’, exhibited at the R.A. in 1936 (203).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II