Eileen Mayo by Edith Lawrence is an incredibly rare depiction for its day, of a female artist by another female artist. Both were alumnae of the Grosvenor School as well as the Slade School, Lawrence having studied there alongside David Bomberg, C.R.W. Nevinson, and Stanley Spencer. Both Lawrence and Mayo were highly talented and multi-disciplined artists, choosing to work in a multitude of mediums but best known for their printmaking. Painted in 1926, Portrait of Eileen Mayo, is a beautifully stylised depiction of Mayo at a pivotal moment in both artist’s careers.