This portrait of the painter Frances Hodgkins was painted by Morris during the time he lived near Hogkins in Cornwall. On the back of the paper that the portrait is painted on was a pencil drawing by Hodgkins of Morris, with his pipe in his mouth. Both Morris and his partner Arther Lett-Haines enjoyed a long friendship with Hodgkins until her death in 1947.
Sir Cedric Morris
Original: Oil paint on canvas 67.3 x 67.3 cm © The estate of Sir Cedric Morris
Sir Cedric Lockwood Morris, 9th Baronet (11 December 1889 – 8 February 1982) was a British artist, educator and horticulturalist. Born in Swansea, South Wales, Morris worked in London, Paris, Cornwall and Suffolk, where he and his partner Arthur Lett-Haines founded the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing. The school had many notable students, including Maggi Hambling and Lucian Freud. As an artist he is best known for his portraits, flower paintings and landscapes.