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The painting shows friend and fellow artist Samuel John 'Lamorna' Birch with his two daughters Elizabeth Lamorna, ‘Mornie’ (1904–1990), and Joan Houghton (1909–1993). Both became painters.

This work was started in 1916 but not finished and shown until the Royal Academy exhibition of 1934.

The University of Nottingham



Lamorna Birch (1869–1955), and His Daughters




oil on canvas


H 215 x W 261 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Dame Laura Knight to the University of Nottingham, 1968

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The University of Nottingham

University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD England

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