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PROVENANCE: SAMUEL JOHN LAMORNA BIRCH, AND THEN BY DESCENT
'Mornie' was the childhood name of Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of the Newlyn artist Samuel John Lamorna Birch and his wife Houghton, close friends of Harold and Laura Knight. Birch took the name Lamorna in 1896 from the cove in west Cornwall where he had founded a colony of artists and writers. Knight painted the present portrait in the woods at Lamorna circa 1909.