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Seated Woman, Ka Cox (recto)
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Seated Woman, Ka Cox (recto)

Circa 1912

Duncan Grant (1885- 1978)

Oil on panel

Depth: 9.5 cm ( frame ); Height: 109.8 cm ( frame ); Width: 68.9 cm ( frame ); Height: 94.8 cm ( panel ); Width: 53 cm ( panel );

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Fry, Roger Eliot; bequest; 1935
P.1935.RF.183

About this work
Ka (Katherine) Cox first met Duncan Grant in 1911 and became a close friend of several members of the Bloomsbury Group including the writer Virginia Woolf. She was a member of the so-called 'Neo-Pagans', a group of friends who advocated rustic values and the simple life. Duncan Grant painted her several times. Here he has utilized a piece of old wood, perhaps part of a door, on the back of which he painted a standing male nude. The portrait was one of six works which Grant contributed to the Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition, organised by Roger Fry at the Grafton Galleries in London in 1912. (Permanent collection label)



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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust\1978 Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy of Henrietta Garnett

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