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An impressionistic head and chest portrait of Loraine Conran, Director of Manchester City Art Galleries 1962–1976. He is depicted as a young man with a head of thick, dark hair, wearing an open-necked light blue-grey shirt which brings out similar coloured tones in his eyes. In the background there is a decorative array of landscape forms in shades of light and dark green. The figure has a serious and somewhat intense expression on his face. The portrait is completed using thick, impasto paintwork, adding to the sensual nature of the portrait.

Manchester Art Gallery



(George) Loraine Conran (1912–1986)




oil on canvas


H 73 x W 60.3 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from friends, 1976

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : CEDRIC MORRIS / 1932 (?)


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