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Cedric Morris

© Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Lucian Freud was a student of Sir Cedric Morris (1889–1982) at the East Anglia School of Art in Dedham and Benton End in 1939–1940. The same year, Morris returned the compliment, and painted a portrait of his student (Tate Gallery). By this time, Freud's potential was already being widely discussed. On 7 March 1940, the Evening Standard reported that he 'promises to be a remarkable painter... intelligent and imaginative, with an instinctive rather than a scientific psychological sense'.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    30.7 x 25.6 cm

  • Accession number

    NMW A 12875

  • Acquisition method

    purchased with the assistance of the Derek Williams Trust and accepted in lieu of tax, 1998


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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