A painting by Sir Cedric Morris, the celebrated artist and plantsman renowned as one of the founders of the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing, is set to sell in an Essex saleroom in June.
Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet will offer the oil on canvas, which measures 46cm x 59cm and is entitled Gypsy Queen Caravans in a Sussex Meadow, with an estimate of £15,000 to £20,000.
It was painted by Morris in 1927 and dedicated to Phyllis Pitcairn Gage-Brown, who is the mother of the vendor.
At the bottom right-hand corner of the painting is the message: ‘to Phyllis from Cedric 1927‘.
In October last year, the auction house sold another of Morris’ paintings, Foxglove, for a hammer of £160,000.