James Morris

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  • ART/WA2/03/398
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Production date
1944-01-12
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Category
war artists archive

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Morris wrote offering his services in January 1944. In March, he forwarded a sketch book, with a letter (7) explaining his background and experience. He was eventually given three weeks' leave to complete some drawings, of which four were purchased in May 1944(LD 3972, IWM:ART LD 3973-3975). The earlier sketch book was to be resubmitted to the committee and it was purchased complete for 60 guineas for the book. A presscutting about this acquisition, from Morris's local paper, is at (48). When Morris was posted abroad again, to the Far East, the Admiralty representative wrote encouraging him to submit further works based on his latest service. There is reference to his being appointed official artist with the British Pacific fleet (61) but no mention of specific works acquired. The remaining correspondence concerns requests for reproductions.

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