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Helen's Pot

MORRIS, Sir Cedric (1889 - 1982)

Helen's Pot

Date: 1936

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 92.2 x 61.5 cm

Acquired: 1999; Bequest; Mrs Phyllis Bowen

Accession Number: NMW A 13524

Morris was an expert and enthusiastic gardener, although he had no time for flower arranging, preferring that they be simply 'placed'. He observed that behind flower painting lay '..an esoteric line of thought that expresses itself in symbols portraying the eternity of experience that flowers themselves have, not merely of struggle and achievement, but a crystallisation of all past apprehensions'. The pot was given to Morris by Helen Lubbock, later Lady Lubbock.

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