Gouache on paper
32 x 29 cm
Lord Kenyon was a keen patron of the arts, President of the National Museum of Wales and Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. He married Leila Cookson in 1946 and she is pictured here with their three children and Leila’s daughter from her previous marriage.
Abandoning his medical studies to become an artist, in 1905 Lamb moved to London where he studied under Augustus John and William Orpen at their short-lived Chelsea Art School. A highly gifted draughtsman he soon moved to Paris, and painted in Brittany. On his return to London he made his name with an extraordinary full-life sized portrait of Lytton Strachey (now in the Tate).