Estimated at £20,000-30,000, it is one of six oils to be offered at auction for the first time on January 23, 2020. All works were either purchased directly from Morris or through The Ixion Society, the Ipswich gallery that represented him.
They have been consigned by the family of Mary Cookson, an artist born in 1923 who studied at the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing under Morris. The consignment also includes pictures by fellow Benton End student Lucy Harwood (1893-1972) and a vibrant study of a macaw by Morris’ partner Arthur Lett-Haines (1894-1978).
Read more on Cedric Morris and East Anglian School in Art Market in this issue.