Item #4809 Carrington. Dora Carrington, Max Wykes-Joyce, introduction.

Carrington. A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Illustrations etc.

London: Upper Grosvenor Galleries, 1970. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's stiff sage paper wraps with tipped in illustration, wraps letterpressed.

1970 exhibition catalog of works by painter and decorative artist Dora Carrington, with an introduction by British critic Max Wykes-Joyce. Caricatured in novels by Wyndham Lewis, D.H. Lawrence, and Aldous Huxley, the peripheral Bloomsbury member had, prior to this work, largely been known for her tortured relationship with Lytton Strachey that resulted in her death by suicide. Wykes-Joyce concludes his essay with the last line she wrote in her journal, a couplet by Sir. Henry Wotton; “He first deceased, she for a little tried / To live without him, liked it not, and died.” Illustrated with four black-and-white reproductions of paintings, includes exhibition checklist and a a biographical note. Small pen notation to upper wrap, light rubbing to spine. Near fine. Item #4809