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Sir Cedric Morris (1889-1982)

FREUD, Lucian (1922 - 2011)

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'.

Comments (3)

Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
4 May 2021, 16:17

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you were disappointed when you made your visit. As you say, there is much more in the collection than it is possible to display at any given time, so, if you are interested in seeing a particular work, it is always worth getting in contact beforehand to check that it is on display. Many thanks for your interest in Amgueddfa Cymru.

David Gibbon
15 March 2021, 21:40
I agree, the same thing happened to me. I came all the way from mid Wales to see Augustus John’s portrait of Dylan Thomas but it wasn’t on display. The National collection is far bigger than what is on display, it’s a shame that more isn’t on permanent show. Can we expand the public galleries? Wouldn’t it be a bigger tourist draw? Please display more.
Sean Mcausland
17 February 2015, 13:20
Sadly this painting is not on display. Would have been nice to put this on the site rather than waste time coming to see it. Nice collection just a shame I came from Bristol specifically to see it
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