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Dod Procter, R.A.
1892-1972
MIDGE BRUFORD, THE MODEL
bears an inscription on the reverse
oil on canvas
64 by 57cm., 25¼ by 22¼in.
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Provenance

Christie's, London, 23 March 1995, lot 44, where purchased by the present owner

Exhibited

Penzance, Penlee House, A Singular Vision: Dod Procter, 15 September - 24 November 2007, with tour to Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue p.75

Catalogue Note

Marjorie 'Midge' Bruford was a good friend of Dod Procter and herself an artist. She had moved to Cornwall to study painting, first under Stanhope Forbes and then under Harold Harvey and Ernest Procter. She exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, New English Art Club and Newlyn Art Gallery and modelled for Dod Procter on a number of occasions. The present example, executed in 1920, is a close precursor to her Portrait of Eileen Mayo, painted in subtle contrasts of creams. 

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