stipple work painting of a lady after dod proctor oil portraits on canvas

Stipple Work Painting Of A Lady After Dod Proctor Oil Portraits On Canvas


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A Fine British School Oil Portrait On Canvas Of A Lady [ Dod Procter Era ]
Beautifully studied and nicely framed modern British portrait - found in a family collection - signed JF ? possibly the sitters initials or artist.
The study is most generously rendered in heavy oil paint and the cleverness of the application is only appreciated by close inspection as shown in our close-up images, a clever technique by a professional hand using stipple work dabbing technique which is a rare skill to carry out.
Who was one of the most famous artists in Britain. She was lauded for her unparalleled ability to depict the female form in a sensitive, sympathetic manner devoid of the voyeuristic overtones which permeated the work of some of her male peers.
Dod (or ‘Doris’ as she was previously known) spent much of her life in Newlyn, Cornwall, having initially trained at the Stanhope Forbes School of Painting. In 1907 she met Ernest Procter (1885-1935) and in 1912, after a brief period spent studying together at the Académie Colarossi in Paris, they married. In 1920 Dod and Ernest travelled to Rangoon in Burma where they were commissioned to paint a series of murals for a wealthy Chinese merchant who they met in Newlyn. The trip had a transformative effect on Dod’s work and the exoticism she experienced whilst travelling around the surrounding areas was often referenced in her paintings thereafter. The trip to Burma also allowed Dod to spend time studying the human form in greater detail and laid the foundations for her unique style of portraiture which later gained her considerable recognition.
She began exhibiting still-life works at the Royal Academy much earlier in 1913, but on her return from Burma she pursued her art with greater vigour and her ‘new style’ was beginning to attract the attention of the critics. Her big moment came in 1927 when she exhibited a work titled Morning at the Royal Academy. It was awarded the highly prestigious ‘Picture of the Year’ and was eventually bought for the nation by the Daily Mail who toured it around Briton over a two-year period.
This painting now hangs in the Tate gallery and is one of their most popular works.
In 1926 Good Housekeeping ran a story on Dod and her remarkable ascent to public acclaim.
It praised her ‘…strong, vigorous, direct expression’ and her deft ability to paint her subject as if they were sculpted in stone with round, softened features.Her portrait named Lydia was one of the paintings chosen by Dod to illustrate the article and to reinforce the point that her interests lay in the literal depiction of her subjects as living, human forms, relishing, in the case of Lydia, her model’s ‘high, bold brow and round turnip-like head.’Intimate and sincere, Lydia can be considered one of Dod’s most striking female studio portraits from the mid-1920s and is a fine example of British realist painting from the interwar period.
Lydia was either gifted to or acquired by the artist Joan Manning Sanders (1913-2002), a child prodigy from Cornwall who began exhibiting her work at the Royal Academy aged just sixteen. Sanders was a friend and follower of Dod and owned several works by her including Still-life of Flowers.
Both works were sold by descendants in 2020.
Good condition -for age - please study images re frame which is original.
Frame has a couple of minor scrapes and air pin shrinkage cracks but remains solid as mentioned.
Height 25 Inches ( 63.5 cm )
Width 21 Inches ( 53.5 cm )
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Europe £95 / USA £150
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Height = 63.5 cm (25")
Width = 53.5 cm (21")
Depth = 3.5 cm (2")

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