Cedric Morris: May Flowering Irises No. 2 (1935)

Cedric Morris hugely influential …including I believe the great Maggie Hambling.

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Cedric Morris,(1889-1982), May Flowering Irises No. 2, 1935, Oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (65 x 54 cm), Image Source: Philip Mould and Co

“By 1935, when this work was painted, Morris’s fascination with irises had firmly taken hold. He established a studio in the garden where he would sit and paint his flower subjects for days on end, and one ex-student, Joan Warburton, poignantly reminisced how ‘to go in there quietly when Cedric was painting the favourite of all his flowers, Irises, was a revelation.’[2] Morris’s thorough understanding of the iris is evident in the present work which explores each flower individually, using colour and texture to give them mood and personality.”

Philip Mould and Co

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