by Anthony Devas
oil on canvas, 1944
20 in. x 16 1/8 in. (508 mm x 410 mm)
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- Laurence Edward Alan ('Laurie') Lee (1914-1997), Poet and prose writer. Sitter in 15 portraits.
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According to Anthony Devas's son, Prosper (Lee's godson) the portrait was painted in 1944, 'during the last war when Laurie Lee was a lodger in my parents' house in Markham Square, Chelsea.' At this time Lee's circle of literary friends included Stephen Spender, Cyril Connolly, Cecil Day-Lewis, and John and Rosamond Lehmann.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (artist's home, Markham Square, Chelsea, London)