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Dod Procter RA, Jamaican Girl

Jamaican Girl, ca. 1956-60

Dod Procter RA (1891 - 1972)

RA Collection: Art

Procter travelled widely, and had already visited Asia, Africa and North America before she began regularly visiting Jamaica during the 1950s. She painted many portraits of Jamaican children during her stays, including this portrait which the RA purchased after it was shown in the 1960 Summer Exhibition.

Procter painted Jamaican Girl in the late 1950s, at a time of increased tensions surrounding the growing black presence in Britain and increasing momentum towards Jamaican independence. None of this, however, is registered in the pensive face of Jamaican Girl.

Object details

Title
Jamaican Girl
Artist/designer
Dod Procter RA (1891 - 1972)
Date
ca. 1956-60
Object type
Painting
Copyright owner
Medium
Oil on board
Dimensions

300 mm x 245 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/380
Acquisition
Purchased from Dod Procter RA in 1960
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