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Sir Cedric Morris (1889-1982)

FREUD, Lucian (1922 - 2011)

[image: Sir Cedric Morris (1889-1982)]

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 30.7 x 25.6 cm

Acquired: 1998; with assistance of the Derek Williams Trust; Purchase; H.M. Government

Accession Number: NMW A 12875

Lucian Freud was a student of Sir Cedric Morris (1889-1982) at the East Anglia School of Art in Dedham and Benton End in 1939-40. The same year, Morris returned the compliment, and painted a portrait of his student (Tate Gallery). By this time, Freud's potential was already being widely discussed. On 7 March 1940, the Evening Standard reported that he 'promises to be a remarkable painter ... intelligent and imaginative, with an instinctive rather than a scientific psychological sense'.

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