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Phyllis Dodd (1899-1995):
Reading Boswell, 1947
Framed (ref: 7626)
Oil on canvas,
20 x 24 in. (51 x 61 cm.)
Exhibited: RGI 1947; Royal Academy, 1947. RSA 1948 Hatton Gallery 1989, cat no. 37
Literature: Prudence Bliss, A retrospective Exhibition of the Work of Phylis Dodd
Dodd moved to Glasgow in November 1946. The painting is a study of her mother-in-law, made during the very hard winter of 1947, when the best means of ensuring that the old lady was warm was to encourage her to stay in bed! Douglas Percy Bliss, her son, is seen from behind reading one of her favourite books to her.
We are grateful to Prudence Bliss for assistance.