Dod Procter (1891-1972)

Artist Name Dod Procter (1891-1972)
Title The Party Frock
Description This charming British portrait oil painting is by female artist Dod Procter. It was painted in 1949 and exhibited at the Royal Academy London the same year. The painting is of a little girl in her peach party frock, bows in her hair. There is tremendous Impressionist style brushwork and a lovely soft focus romanticism to the painting making this an excellent example of her work.  There are two figures verso.

Signed upper right and inscribed verso
Provenance The Orion Gallery, Penzance (bears label to the reverse of the frame).
Exhibited: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1949, no. 541.
James Bourlet.label verso.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 17 x 20 inches
Frame Housed in a complementary Bourlet exhibition frame, 28 inches by 25 inches and in good condition
Condition Good condition.
Biography Dod Procter, born Doris Margaret Shaw, (1890–1972) was an English artist, and the wife of the artist Ernest Procter. Her painting, Morning, was bought for the public by the Daily Mail in 1927. Procter and her husband attended art schools in England and in Paris together, where they were both influenced by Impressionism and the Post-Impressionism movements. They also worked together at times, sometimes sharing commissions and other times showing their work together in exhibitions. They spent a year in Rangoon after world war 1 decorating the royal palace. Procter was a lifelong artist, active after the untimely death of her husband in 1935. After Ernest's death, Procter travelled to the United States, Canada, Jamaica and Africa. She died in 1972 and is buried next to her husband at St Hilary Church, Cornwall. She was a member of several artists organisations, such as the Newlyn School and became President of St Ives Society of Artists (STISA) in 1966.
Price £12000
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