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Dora Carrington (1893 - 1932)

Lot 14: DORA CARRINGTON 1893-1932 PORTRAIT OF FRANK PREWETT

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July 21, 2005
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Description

oil on canvas

EXHIBITED

London, Barbican Art Gallery, Carrington: The Exhibition, September - December 1995, no.41.
LITERATURE AND REFERENCES

David Garnett, Carrington: Letters and Extracts from her Diaries, Jonathan Cape, London, 1970, p.143;
Jane Hill, The Art of Dora Carrington, Herbert Press, London, 1994, p.36, illustrated in colour p.52.
CATALOGUE NOTE

Painted in 1920.

Frank James Prewett (1893-1962) was a Canadian poet who spent most of his life in Britain. He fought in France in WWI and was invalided out in 1917, meeting Siegfried Sasson at the Craiglockhart War Hospital.

Prewett became part of the Garsington circle, being known as 'Toronto', and was a particular favourite of Lady Ottoline Morrell until disgracing himself by making a pass at her teenage daughter. His work was included in the last of the Georgian Poetry anthologies, and his first book, Poems, was published in 1922 by the Hogarth Press. Mark Gertler, who was often rather dismissive of men in Carrington's circle, memorably wrote that Prewett 'mooches about like a faded Hamlet' (correspondence, Mark Gertler to W.J.Turner, 4th January 1923)

Dimensions

66.5 by 56cm., 26 1/4 by 22in.

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