In a Churchyard
- Constance Stokes
- In a Churchyard
- oil on canvas
- 61 x 61 cm
signed lower right: Constance Parkin
Copyright the Estate of the Artist.
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art Collectors’ Exhibition 2016, 6 August – 17 September 2016, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, cat. no. 50
Becoming Modern, Australian Women Artists 1920 -1950, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 18 May - 4 August 2019
Innovative Australian Women, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 25 March - 25 May 2020
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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