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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.
oil on board
89 x 68 cm
on loan from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Girton College, University of Cambridge
Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG EnglandView venue
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