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Dr Winifred Rushforth, 1885 - 1983. Psycho-analyst
© Victoria Crowe

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Dr Winifred Rushforth, 1885 - 1983. Psycho-analyst 1982

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  • Scottish Art
As the Bushman's 'song from the soul' rises up, the old woman listens. She is Dr Winifred Rushforth, a pioneer of group psychoanalytical therapy in Scotland. Rushforth was particularly interested in dreams and their interpretation, and it was through one of her dream groups that the artist, Victoria Crowe, met the sitter. Crowe has placed the meeting point between darkness and light directly behind Rushforth, symbolising her ability to guide those troubled by the darker aspects of their own psyche back to the world of light.


  • Acc. No. PG 2519
  • Medium Oil on hardboard
  • Size 56.00 x 76.30 cm (framed: 74.20 x 94.00 x 5.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1982