Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Carrington, Dora
Birth Name: Dora de Houghton Carrington
is known predominantly for her personal relationships with writer Lytton Strachey
and other members of the Bloomsbury Group, but she produced much striking work—visual and literary—herself. André Derain
and Simon Bussy
gave her portraits and landscapes contemporary praise; in his foreword to Noel Carrington
's 1978 book on his sister's art, former Tate Gallery
Director Sir John Rothenstein
as the most neglected serious painter of her time.
Holroyd, Michael, and Jane Hill. “Foreword”. The Art of Dora Carrington, Herbert Press, 1994, pp. 7-9.
Carrington (the name she chose to be known by) also wrote in range of genres (letters, diaries, short stories, poetry, and drama) throughout her life.
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Writing to her brother about their Christmas, RL
said that Strachey had rallied and I feel now he will live, though the danger is still acute. The bottom would fall out of the world for...
While younger than the principal figures and sometimes inclined to feel herself marginal, RL
was positioned well within the Bloomsbury group. She was close friends with another younger associate, George Rylands
. During the early...
The same year she got to know Edward Marsh
. Her early years with Murry (and her visits to Garsington Manor) further developed her network of relationships with writers and artists. At Runcton in 1912...