Dod Procter, R.A. (1892-1972)
Dod Procter, R.A. (1892-1972)

The little girl

Dod Procter, R.A. (1892-1972)
The little girl
signed and dated 'Dod Procter. 1928.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
29 x 17 in. (74 x 43 cm.)
Anon. sale; Christie's London, 7 June 1990, lot 54, where purchased by the present owner.
Royal Academy Illustrated, London, 1928, p. 96.
The Studio, 96, 1928, p. 27 (illustrated).
London, Royal Academy, 1928, no. 686.
Manchester, City Art Gallery, Ernest and Dod Procter Paintings and Drawings, August-September 1928, no. 35: this exhibition travelled to Lincoln, Leicester, Halifax, Salford, Leeds, Blackpool, Southport, Northampton, Birmingham, Newcastle, Warrington, Swansea and Huddersfield.
Penzance, Newlyn Orion Gallery, Painting in Newlyn, 1900-1930, 1985, no. 69 (illustrated).
London, Barbican Art Gallery, Painting in Newlyn, 1900-1930, 1985, no. 123 (illustrated).

Lot Essay

Dod Procter delighted in painting children and the present work is one of the finest examples of her depictions of a young girl. The work was included in the touring exhibition of Dod and Ernest Procter's work in in 1928-9 which was shown at thirteen locations throughout the country, and which attracted over 60,600 visitors at Birmingham City Art Gallery alone (see C. Fox and F. Greenacre, Painting in Newlyn 1900-1930, Barbican Art Gallery exhibition catalogue, London, 1985, p. 143).

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