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    Sale 7635

    British Art on Paper

    10 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 74

    Charles Spencelayh (1865-1958)

    His Sunday best

    Price Realised  


    Charles Spencelayh (1865-1958)
    His Sunday best
    signed 'C. SPENCELAYH.' (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour
    6¼ x 5½ in. (15.9 x 14 cm.)

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    Narrative painting was still hugely popular when Spencelayh began his career, and it clearly had a powerful influence on his own approach to painting. As stated by The Times on 6 April 1957, his elaborately detailed compositions were enjoyed both for 'the skill with which he coordinates the detail' and 'the character and salty humour'.

    For further information on the artist see lot 73.

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    with Richard Green, London.