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Katherine Mansfield and Translation$
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Claire Davison, Gerri Kimber, and W. Todd Martin

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781474400381

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400381.001.0001

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Dorothy Brett’s Umbrellas (1917)

Dorothy Brett’s Umbrellas (1917)

Chapter:
(p.178) Dorothy Brett’s Umbrellas (1917)
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Katherine Mansfield and Translation
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Frances Spalding

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400381.003.0013

This brief article examines the painting titled Umbrellas, painted in 1917 by the Hon. Dorothy Brett. The painting depicts the world of talented individuals, composed of artists, writers and intellectuals, who used to gather at Garsington, the country home of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Although primarily an animated portrait of people Brett knew well, the painting is artfully structured around the abstract shapes created by the umbrellas, which wheel about and help frame the sitters. Ottoline presides at the centre, and opposite her is in the bottom left of the painting, is Aldous Huxley. Also depicted are Lytton Strachey, Brett herself, Julian Morrell, Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry.

Keywords:   Dorothy Brett, Umbrellas, Aldous Huxley, Lytton Strachey, Julian Morrell, Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Murry, Garsington

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