Farm at Watendlath by Dora Carrington

Farm at Watendlath by Dora Carrington

Farm at Watendlath
Oil on Canvas
Collection of the Tate, United Kingdom

Carrington’s subjects were mostly intimate portraits and landscapes during the late 1910s. ”Farm at Watendlath” depicts Watendlath Farm, near Keswick in the Lake District, England, where she and her husband had spent a holiday with their friends in 1921. Especially poignant and meaningful to Carrington as it was whilst on this trip she met the writer Gerald Brenan who became one of her lovers. Typical of Carrington’s landscape paintings the image of the small farm creates a sense of intimacy and pleasant escapism.

Dora Carrington 1893-1932

Dora Carrington
The Bloomsbury Group Artists, Proto-Feminist Artists
Born: 29 March 1893, Hereford, England
Nationality: British
Died: 11 March 1932, Newbury, England

Carrington was a painter and decorative artist, associated with members of the Bloomsbury Group, especially the writer Lytton Strachey. She was known simply by her surname as she considered “Dora” to be vulgar and sentimental

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