T03592 Patisseries and a Croissant c.1922
Oil on canvas, 14 1/8 × 12 7/8 (359 × 327)
Inscribed ‘C. MORRIS’ and indecipherable date b.r.
Presented by the artist's sister, Miss Nancy Morris 1983
Prov: Given to Miss Nancy Morris by the artist
Exh: Cedric Morris, Tate Gallery, March–May 1984, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, May–July 1984, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, August–September 1984, The Minories, Colchester, September–October 1984 (12, repr.)
Croissants, steeply-raking surfaces and intense sidelighting are all features of the somewhat earlier paintings of Giorgio de Chirico, whom Morris admired and whose first one-man exhibition was held, in 1919, at the same gallery as Morris's in 1922, the Casa d'Arte Bragaglia, Rome.
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986