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Sir Cedric Morris

The Schnake Pot

Property from the Wakefield Family Collection

Sir Cedric Morris

Sir Cedric Morris

The Schnake Pot

The Schnake Pot

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Property from the Wakefield Family Collection

Sir Cedric Morris

1889 - 1982

The Schnake Pot


signed CEDRIC MORRIS and dated -69 (lower left)

oil on canvas

unframed: 118.5 by 96cm.; 46¾ by 37¾in.

framed: 141 by 119.5cm.; 55½ by 47in.

Executed in November 1969.

The work appears sound. The canvas is original. Overall the work appears to be in generally very good condition. There is some undulation to the corners. There are some possible losses to the extreme edges of the canvas, most likely from frame abrasion. There are one or two extremely faint minor lines of craquelure, only visible under very close inspection. There is a horizontal lifted canvas line across the pot in the lower section. There is light surface dirt and specks of studio detritus to the work. There are strong passages of impasto throughout. Inspection under UV reveals one possible small area of florescence at the extreme lower edge. The work is presented in a decorated painted frame.


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Property of the Artist

The Ixion Society, Suffolk

Sale, Christie's London, 28th November 1996, lot 117, where acquired by the parents of the present owner, and thence by family descent