In a Churchyard
- Constance Stokes
- In a Churchyard
- oil on canvas
- 61 x 61 cm
signed lower right: Constance Parkin
Wyborn d'Abrera., Lucilla, Constance Stokes: Art & Life, Hill House Publishers, Melbourne, 2015, p. 58, illus.
Upon her return to Melbourne in 1933, Constance Stokes (then Parkin) set about preparing for her first solo exhibition. She was also to marry Eric Stokes later that same year. For that exhibition she painted a portrait of Eric which she entitled In a Churchyard. She was inspired to produce a work which would reflect the influence of the Italian renaissance painters she had been so memorably and delightfully confronted with on her recent stay in Europe.
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