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Philip Le Bas was born in Bordeaux. His mother was French and his father from the Channel Islands. The family were wine growers and his cousin, Sir Edward le Bas, was an eminent English Impressionist painter. Following service in the RAF during the war, Philip studied painting at the Regent Street Polytechnic (1948–1951) and at Brighton College of Art (1951–1952). A Roman Catholic, he was commissioned to paint the Stations of the Cross in the church of Our Lady of the Visitation in Greenford, Middlesex.
oil on hardboard
H 121 x W 87.2 cm
acquired with the assistance of a Gulbenkian Trust Grant, 1963