Charlotte Cory

Charlotte Cory

TELLING TAILS

Charlotte Cory: 'Telling Tails, the lives and loves of the Visitorians',

December 2020

The Woolff Gallery is delighted to welcome the return of Charlotte Cory's Visitorians, and this time we are treated to a little background story about these curious folk. Read on for an introduction from Charlotte Cory:


“People often ask me to divulge the stories of my Visitorian characters. For a long time I resisted, encouraging viewers of the pictures to divine the hidden biographies of my subjects for themselves. I thought they should be allowed to tell their own stories although occasionally I have been known to supply hints, chiefly in the titles I attached to the pictures. Or occasionally, when I have been cornered at an exhibition and asked searching questions I have found myself revealing the secrets and scandals of their lives. Secrets and scandals that on reflection might better have remained hidden.


It often felt uncomfortable, finding myself the reluctant purveyor of unsubstantiated tittle-tattle, conjecture and disrespectful gossip. About my own beloved creations! You can be sure this was not at all what I ever set out to do...   


I am, and always have been, extremely deferential towards my Visitorians.  But now, in TELLING TAILS, I have decided to throw all caution to the wind and reveal to the world some of these hidden biographies.  


With Mr Wilkins’s Triumph, Miss Pinkney’s Revenge & Other Stories, you will learn of thwarted ambition, blackmail, astonishing romantic adventures and commercial successes, along with other extraordinary achievements and unforgettable accounts of remarkable stubbornness, thievery and a fair amount of derring-do. Oh, and also a few harps and harpists.


In other words, here for the first time you too may witness the true lives and loves of the Visitorians.” Charlotte Cory, December 2020

All signed artworks are are priced at £485 each, they are all framed in identical narrow black frames so look great as a set. There is also a book which accompanies the exhibition and tells the tales of these fabulous Visitorians.  

Charlotte Cory at Woolff Gallery 2020

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Charlotte Cory at Woolff Gallery 2020



Charlotte Cory, Hettie, unframed image



'Hattie, Hettie and Nettie', text by Charlotte Cory 



Charlotte Cory, 'Marmaduke, unframed image


Charlotte Cory, 'Mr Marmaduke


Charlotte Cory, Miss Cynthia, framed


Charlotte Cory, Miss Cynthia, unframed imag


Charlotte Cory, Miss Cynthia, framed




Charlotte Cory, Mrs Winifred Winterbottom, unframed


Charlotte Cory, Mrs Winifred Winterbottom, framed


Charlotte Cory, Mr Thomas, framed


Charlotte Cory, Mr Thomas, unframed image


Charlotte Cory, Miss Harriet Pinkney, framed


Charlotte Cory, Miss Harriet Pinkney, unframed imag





Charlotte Cory, Mr Samuel Carter, unframed image





Charlotte Cory, Mr Harry Perkins, unframed


Charlotte Cory, Mr Harry Perkins, framed


Charlotte Cory, Miss Brenda Lovelace, framed


Charlotte Cory, Miss Brenda Lovelace, unframed image





Charlotte Cory, Mr Reginald Breckenridge, unframed



Miss Sylivia, The Belle of Balham, framed







Charlotte Cory, Sir Cecil, unframed




14_Charlotte Cory, ignatius_finch, frame


14_Charlotte Cory, ignatius_finch, unfra




Charlotte Cory, Tambourine girl, framed



Charlotte Cory, Zandra Fabre, framed


Charlotte Cory, Zandra Fabre, unframed image




Charlotte Cory, Barnaby Tobin, unframed image








Charlotte Cory, Lionel, framed


Charlotte Cory, Pearl Necklace, framed


Charlotte Cory, Pearl Necklace, unframed









Charlotte Cory, Mademoiselle, unfram






Charlotte Cory, Henry Hargreaves, unframed image


'Henry Hargreaves', Text by Charlotte Cory 

Charlotte Cory, Ladder, framed






Charlotte Cory, Miss Bettina, unframed



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Charlotte Cory, Benjamin Bristow, unframed





Charlotte Cory, Mrs Pettigrew, framed


Charlotte Cory, Mrs Pettigrew, framed


Charlotte Cory, Egyptlologist, framed


Charlotte Cory, Egyptlologist, unframed



Charlotte Cory, Young Master, framed


Charlotte Cory, Young Master, unframed




Charlotte Cory, Lady Ottiline, framed


Charlotte Cory, Lady Ottiline, unfram




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Charlotte Cory at Woolff Gallery 2020


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