Henry Marvell Carr - Lady In A Veil

Lady In A Veil

Henry Marvell Carr

1894 – 1970


Principally a portrait painter, Carr trained at the Royal College of Art under William Rothenstein.  After serving in World War One, he successfully continued with his career, only to have it interrupted by World War Two, at which point the War Artist’s Advisory Committee offered him portrait commissions. He became a full-time salaried officer in 1943, painting both portraits of Allied service men and scenes of military action.  The Imperial War Museum holds 70 of his works.  Post-war, his career continued as before, principally portraits, and we understand from a member of his family that his wife would have sat for this work in about 1950. He became a Royal Academician in 1966.

35” x 26½” image

43” x 34” frame