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Two Sisters

MORRIS, Sir Cedric (1889 - 1982)

Two Sisters

Date: 1935

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 76 x 63.5 cm

Acquired: 2007; assistance from the Derek Williams Trust

Accession Number: NMW A 29292

Mrs. Frances Byng Stamper (left) and her sister Miss Caroline Byng Lucas were important supporters of the visual arts in Wales in the 1930s. Morris’s portraits are known for their unflinching scrutiny of character. Not surprisingly the sisters were said to be unhappy with this unflattering portrait. When Morris exhibited the painting in 1979 he called it The English Upper Classes

Comments (4)

Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
25 May 2018, 12:20

Hi Emma

Thanks for your comment - I'll pass on your enquiry to our Department of Art, and follow up by email.

Best wishes

Digital Team

23 May 2018, 14:04
I new these ladies later in there life’s as they lived at the Shelley’s hotel in lewes which aunt and uncle owened ,and I have some of their paintings and two sculptures and some of their pottery items which my sister has ,as their property was left to my aunt in 1967 when the second sister died ,, millers and it’s contents , we do have a couple of paintings of theirs which we would like to sell ,,, regards emma
22 April 2014, 19:34
I love this painting it's so powerful and dramatic and the colours very intense.
7 October 2010, 08:49
I wont sleep tonight. Thank you.
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