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T00419 THE ARTIST'S FAMILY 1940–3
Inscr. ‘Lamb 43’ t.l.
Oil on plywood, 45×36 (114·5×91·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist's widow 1961.
Exh: R.A., 1943 (142); Leicester Galleries, October–November 1945 (22, repr.); R.W.A., Bristol, November–December 1947 (107); R.A., 1961 (218).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1961, p.49.
For the artist's wife see No.4749. Their three children, also shown in the painting, are Henrietta (b. 1931), Felicia (b. 1933) and Valentine (b. 1939). The artist worked on the picture for some time, using oil sketches such as ‘Mother and Two Children’, exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, December 1961 (71, repr.), and another in the Collection of Lord Shuttleworth (letters from the artist's widow of 30 October 1961 and 5 December 1961).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I