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Celia's Aunts

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It is the Second World War and the elegant Celia is visiting her aunts, probably in London. Her boyfriend, a Royal Navy sailor, sits in the foreground unable to relax. The aunts are dressed in old-fashioned clothes and using their silver tea service, which includes a covered muffineer to keep the toasted English muffins warm. Steven Spurrier was an illustrator who worked for magazines. He was also a prolific painter, exhibiting in London and elsewhere for over 50 years.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 60.3 x W 85 cm

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purchased with the Wills Fund, 1943

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