- Leonora Carrington 1917–2011
- Original title
- Oil paint on hardboard
- Unconfirmed: 570 × 1030 mm
- Presented by Tate Americas Foundation, purchased with assistance from the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2017, accessioned 2021
This is a portrait of Dr Abraham Fortes. He appears several times in the painting. Fortes was Carrington's therapist in the early 1960s. The title of the work refers to a process that can occur in therapy. Transference is when a patient’s feelings about one person are redirected towards another, often their therapist. Carrington also includes references to Zodiac symbols and the art of Ancient Egypt. These reflect her interest in myth, animals and symbols. She often painted dream-like scenes with figures from literature, the Bible and Greek mythology.
Gallery label, June 2021
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