In a Churchyard

Constance Stokes

STOKES IN A CHURCHYARD
In a Churchyard by Constance Stokes

Details

Artist
Constance Stokes
Title
In a Churchyard
Year
1933
Medium
oil on canvas
Size
61 x 61 cm
Details

signed lower right: Constance Parkin

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Provenance

the artist
by descent

Literature

Wyborn d'Abrera., Lucilla, Constance Stokes: Art & Life, Hill House Publishers, Melbourne, 2015, p. 58, illus.

Further Information

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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