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"Portrait of their first Head"

From a local newspaper cutting

Portrait of Mr Bradshaw

THIS portrait of Mr. N. R. Bradshaw, former headmaster of Lewes County Grammar School for Boys, will soon look down from a wall of the main hall in the school. It is by Mr. Sam Morse-Brown, of Kingston, one of the county's foremost pastel artists. Done in three sittings, it is a good likeness of Mr.Bradshaw, and captures one of his characteristic expressions - one that must have inspired respect in many of his former pupils. It shows him wearing the robes of a Master of Art.

Portrait of Mr Bradshaw When County Diary called at his modern studio on Kingston Ridge, Mr. Morse-Brown spoke of Mr.Bradshaw as a good and amusing sitter. 'He was rather reluctant at first, but now he has seen the finished portrait he is all in favour' , said Mr. Morse-Brown who regards it as one of his best pastels. He works with an interesting technique, obtaining soft textures by rubbing the colours with his fingers, and making many of the chalks himself. The portrait will probably be unveiled at a small ceremony in May. Mr.Bradshaw, the first headmaster of the school, retired in July 1960, after holding the position for thirty years.

This pastel portrait is now (2010) restored and hangs in the Chapel