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29th March 2023

Several famous artists, including Maggi Hambling and the young Lucien Freud, studied at Benton End. Artists David Carr and Barbara Gilligan, who later married, sat for their joint portrait. Cedric Morris had a distinctive, naïve portrait style, and one cannot help but notice and enjoy the textures of their almost matching jumpers in this striking composition. ('David and Barbara Carr', c1940, Tate)

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