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Stoke-by-Nayland Church

MORRIS, Sir Cedric (1889 - 1982)

Stoke-by-Nayland Church

Date: 1940

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 60.3 x 81.2 cm

Acquired: 1944; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 2042

Morris was a remarkable animal painter. In 1936 he stated his intention as 'to provoke a lively sympathy with the mood of the birds which ornithological exactitude may tend to destroy'. The birds in the foreground are jays. Stoke-by-Nayland was near Morris's home at Pound Farm, outside Higham, Suffolk. In 1940 he and his companion Lett Haines moved a few miles to Hadleigh, where they re-established the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing after its original premises were destroyed by fire.

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