Basset, Lady Elizabeth. (4 of 4). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom

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    Basset, Lady Elizabeth, 1908-2000 (speaker, female)

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    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

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    Part 4. Lady Elizabeth Basset [EB] continues description of sitting for Philip de László [PL] to paint her portrait including remarks on the clothes she wore, setting and atmosphere. Comments on seeing PL’s portrait of her for the first time. Remarks on how the portrait came into her possession and where it was hung in the house. Remarks on the portrait of Queen Elizabeth in the National Portrait Gallery. Recounts long story about being on Britannia with Hugh and Margaret Casson.

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