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Carlos Luis Sancha, Portrait Painter (Self Portrait)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Girton College, University of Cambridge

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When Carlos Sancha was making his way as a young portrait painter seeking commissions, a Lincolnshire farmer said to him: ‘Carl, me boy, I’d like you to paint me wife, but we don’t want anything too arty.’ Later in life a critic, reviewing an exhibition which included his work, recalled the old joke about the woman looking into a pram and saying: 'What a beautiful daughter.' 'Oh yes', said the mother, 'but you should see her picture.

Girton College, University of Cambridge


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    oil on board

  • Measurements

    89 x 68 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    on loan from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters


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Girton College, University of Cambridge

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