Dorothy Brett

Standard Name: Brett, Dorothy
Used Form: Brett
DB , or Brett as she called herself, is chiefly remembered for the pictures she painted, first in London and then in Taos, New Mexico, in the first half of the twentieth century. Her one published book is a memoir of her revered friend D. H. Lawrence . She also left voluminous unpublished life-writings: letters, diaries.


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Family and Intimate relationships Katherine Mansfield
She was already so ill that Murry had recoiled at his first sight of her on her return from France, and feared catching tuberculosis himself. Brett and J. D. Fergusson were witnesses at the wedding....
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth von Arnim
In a letter to Dorothy Brett , Mansfield wrote: The point about [Elizabeth] is that one loves her and is proud of her. Oh, that's so important! To be proud of the person one loves...
Family and Intimate relationships Katherine Mansfield
On discovering that Murry and Brett were intimately involved, KM wrote, I am simply disgusted to my very soul.
Alpers, Antony. The Life of Katherine Mansfield. Oxford University Press.
Friends, Associates Katherine Mansfield
This time Mary Hutchinson , Clive Bell , Aldous Huxley , T. W. Earp , Brett , J. M. Keynes , and J. T. Sheppard were there. KM was back for further weekends in September...
Friends, Associates Lady Ottoline Morrell
Along with its owners, the manor was frequently full of guests: writers and artists among them included Katherine Mansfield , D. H. Lawrence , Aldous Huxley , Siegfried Sassoon , W. B. Yeats , and...
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
After this VW saw Ottoline Morrell many times at Garsington and at Ottoline's other salons, where guests included W. B. Yeats , Aldous Huxley , Mark Gertler , and Dorothy Brett , among many others...
Friends, Associates Lady Cynthia Asquith
As well as her close relationships with Angela Thirkell and Barrie , LCA built a significant friendship with the novelist D. H. Lawrence (who has been seen as drawing her portrait in The Blind Man...
Friends, Associates Dora Carrington
At a party given by Dorothy Brett at her Hampstead studio, DC met and began a friendship with Katherine Mansfield .
Tomalin, Claire. Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life. Alfred Knopf.
Friends, Associates Dora Carrington
DC formed a lively group (the Wild Group, as they were known at the Slade ) with women she remained in close contact with for many years, including Dorothy Brett (later the Honourable), Barbara Hiles
Friends, Associates Dora Carrington
Shortly after this they rented a house at 3 Gower Street: Carrington paid £9 to stay nine months in the attic, while Mansfield and her husband occupied the bottom floor, Brett the second, and...
Friends, Associates D. H. Lawrence
Several women writers were numbered among DHL 's friends and acquaintances: Amy Lowell , Katherine Mansfield , Anna Wickham , Lady Cynthia Asquith , Carrington , Brett , Catherine Carswell , and Lady Ottoline Morrell
Friends, Associates Katherine Mansfield
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...
Leisure and Society Dora Carrington
DC attended social events dressed in tight bodices and full skirts known as Augustus John clothes (after the models of the painter, who was a former Slade student, current darling of the London art world...
Residence Katherine Mansfield
Back from a summer spent largely in Cornwall, Mansfield and Murry (after she had briefly left him once more to stay in Brett 's studio) moved into J. M. Keynes 's house in Bloomsbury.
Alpers, Antony. The Life of Katherine Mansfield. Oxford University Press.
Textual Production Katherine Mansfield
KM wrote The Canary, the last story she ever finished, as a gift for Brett .
Alpers, Antony. The Life of Katherine Mansfield. Oxford University Press.


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Brett, Dorothy. Lawrence and Brett. J. B. Lippincott Company, 1933.
Brett, Dorothy. “The King is Crowned”. The New Yorker, pp. 56-64.