Portrait of Lilian de Lissa, first principal of Gipsy Hill Teacher Training College, by artist Gilbert Spencer. The painting was commissioned by the college as a present for Miss de Lissa and presented to her in a ceremony in October 1953. The portrait has been held by Gipsy Hill Teacher Training College prior to passing to Kingston Polytechnic and Kingston University.
Portrait of Lilian de Lissa by Gilbert Spencer
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- ReferenceGB 2108 KUAS190
- Dates of Creation1953
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 painting Art work Large framed oil painting
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Gilbert Spencer was a British artist who painted portraits, landscapes and murals. He was brother to Sir Stanley Spencer.
Painting can be viewed in our reading room by appointment. Please email Kingston University Archives and Special Collections to make an appointment
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Please note the frame of the painting is cracked and quite fragile- careful handling required. Gloves will need to be worn.
Painting was presented to Gipsy Hill Teacher Training College, from where it passed to Kingston Polytechnic and then Kingston University