Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir George Clausen (1852-1944), Painter
Clausen’s work was ‘concerned with the life of the country labourer, his actions and the land he works on … a literal truth raised to a higher power by his sense of design and his lyrical feeling for the beauty of light.’ 
‘In personal character he was quiet, modest, kindly and of courtly manners.’  To Charles Shannon in December 1905, Clausen was ‘a horribly domestic creature, full of regard for old friends and obviously a happy nature in happy circumstances’. 
Dr Jan Marsh
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