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Henry Lamb: The Behrend Family 1927 The Behrend Family 1927 oil on canvas by Henry Lamb (1885-1960) © Royal Pavilion Libraries and Museums, Brighton and Hove/Bridgeman Art Library. In 1923 Stanley Spencer stayed in Dorset with Henry Lamb, who wrote: 'Stanley sits at a table all day evolving acres of Salonica and Bristol war compositions': just as he was beginning to think of raising a subscription among his friends and patrons to allow him to paint these pictures on a large scale, the Behrends visited Henry Lamb in Dorset, saw Stanley Spencer's work and first had the idea of commissioning the chapel as a memorial to Mary Behrend's brother Lieutenant Sandham.

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