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Katherine Cox (1887-1938)

GRANT, Duncan (1885 - 1978)

Katherine Cox (1887-1934)

Date: 1913

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 75.9 x 62.7 cm

Acquired: 1965; Gift; Contemporary Art Society for Wales

Accession Number: NMW A 2155

Grant studied at Westminster School of Art and in Paris. He discovered Post-Impressionism through Roger Fry's seminal exhibitions of 1910 and 1912. This portrait was painted in the year that Grant became the director of Fry's Omega Workshop. Its intense colours recall Matisse and the Fauves. Katherine or 'Ka' Cox (1887-1938) was a member of the circle of Rupert Brooke, known as the Neo-Pagans. A particular friend of Virginia Woolf, she frequently posed for Duncan Grant in 1912-13. Cox had a distinctive dress style and invariably wore a pince-nez.


Marc Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
14 June 2018, 14:59

Hi Jane,

Thank you very much for bringing this error to our attention. We will correct it in the online text (though there might be a slight lag before the correction appears, so please bear with us) and on the painting's label.

Best wishes,

Digital Team

Jane Winter
7 June 2018, 13:56
Ka Cox died in 1938, not 1934.

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