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Dorothea Head, née Ashley-Cooper (1907–1987)

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum

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The artist has taken particular care with the execution of the sitter's face and hair compared to the quick sketching-in of her dungarees and striped shirt. Full of energy, it creates an informal impression of the sitter, who was the wife of Lord Head, formerly High Commissioner of Nigeria and Malaysia. They lived in Throope Manor in Bishopstone, near Salisbury.

Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    65 x 49 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from the executors of the artist's estate, 1972


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