Portrait of Lilian de Lissa by Gilbert Spencer

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gilbert Spencer was a British artist who painted portraits, landscapes and murals. He was brother to Sir Stanley Spencer.

Access Information

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.

Custodial History

Painting was presented to Gipsy Hill Teacher Training College, from where it passed to Kingston Polytechnic and then Kingston University

Related Material

Material relating to Lilian de Lissa and Gipsy Hill Teacher Training College can be found in KUAS1