Carrington's painting depicts Watendlath Farm and barn, near Keswick in the Lake District, where newly-wed Carrington spent a summer holiday with her husband in 1921. The dark green hills and fields dwarf the figures in front.
Farm at Watendlath
61.0 x 66.9 cm
Oil on canvas
Date of work
Original: Oil on canvas, 61.0 x 66.9 cm ® Tate, London
English painter and decorative artist, Dora Carrington trained at the Slade where she met John Nash and Mark Gertler, who both influenced her work. As a painter she is uneven, at times awkward, at others bringing poetic vehemence to her well-constructed image. Although closely involved with the Bloomsbury Set, her work is aligned more with her Slade contemporaries.