27 March 1997
Sir Cedric Morris, Bt. (1889-1982)
Portrait of Arthur Lett-Haines
signed and dated 'Cedric Morris 25' (lower centre)
oil on canvas
25 x 25 in. (63.5 x 63.5 cm.)
Arthur Lett-Haines and Cedric Morris.
Mr. and Mrs. A. de la Mare, by whom purchased from the artist in 1978.
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London, Tate Gallery, Cedric Morris, March-May 1984, no.29, p.43 (illustrated).
Lett-Haines and Morris met in 1918 and remained life-long companions. They spent the winter of 1925-26 in North Africa, and the map behind the sitter shows the northern-most peninsular of Morocco.
(see R. Morphet, Tate Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, p.103).
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