Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines moved to Céret in the South of France in 1923, during which time Morris painted this view of the two bridges. The rocks and vegetation are painted using a thick impasto technique, giving texture and physicality to the landscape.
Sir Cedric Morris
Les Ponts de Céret
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 65.1 x 81 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.