This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues, by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.

Today, our questions are set by Dorich House Museum at Kingston University, located on the edge of Richmond Park in southwest London – it is the former studio home of the sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband Richard Hare. The accredited museum holds the world’s largest collection of Gordine’s work and an important collection of Russian art and artefacts, acquired by Hare and Gordine during their marriage.

You can see art from Dorich House Museum on Art UK here. Find out more on the Dorich House Museum website here.

Dorich House Museum was built in 1936 as a studio home. Who designed the building?

Who is the young man depicted in this portrait of 1929-30 by Dora Gordine?

In which national collection can you find an edition of Dora Gordine’s Javanese Head of 1931?

Which famous British actor is portrayed in this bronze portrait head by Dora Gordine in 1956?

Dora Gordine’s Seated Baby was commissioned in 1937 for a new Maternity and Child Welfare Centre in Pimlico, London. Which institution acquired her later work, Smiling Baby (1947-8), for its Maternity Wing?

Why was the completion of this portrait head of the art historian and broadcaster Sir Kenneth Clark delayed?

This work, Smiling Torso (Laughing Buttocks), was created by Dora Gordine and Valsuani in 1937-38. Was Valsuani …

Who said sitting for a portrait by Dora Gordine was ‘far better than being psychoanalysed’?


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Congratulations – you clearly know the secret of the laughing buttocks.



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