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Sir Cedric Morris, Bt. (1889-1982)

Portrait of Audrey Debenham

Sir Cedric Morris, Bt. (1889-1982)
Portrait of Audrey Debenham
signed and dated 'C.L. Morris 1932' (on the reverse)
oil on panel
27½ x 17½ in. (69.8 x 44.5 cm.)
The Ixion Society, Suffolk.
London, Guggenheim Jeune, Portraits by Cedric Morris, 1938, no.1.
Colchester, The Minories, Sir Cedric Morris: Portraits 1919-1974, October-November 1974, no.49.
London, Tate Gallery, Cedric Morris, March-May 1984, no.58, p.54 (illustrated).

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The sitter is the sister of the painter Alison Debenham (1903-1967). The portrait is recorded in Lett-Haines's Book of the Pictures as having been painted at 84, Charlotte Street in December 1935, a date confirmed by the sitter (see R.Morphet, Tate Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, p.110).

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