• 20th Century British And Irish auction at Christies

    Sale 7789

    20th Century British And Irish Art

    12 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    Sir Stanley Spencer, R.A. (1881-1959)

    Study for Zacharias and Elizabeth

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir Stanley Spencer, R.A. (1881-1959)
    Study for Zacharias and Elizabeth
    pencil, watercolour and bodycolour
    14¼ x 10 in. (36.2 x 25.4 cm.)
    Executed circa 1913-14.


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    Spencer's 1913-14 painting 'Zacharias and Elizabeth' is in the collection of Tate, London. The figure in the present composition is that of Zacharias offering a sacrifice.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 31 October 1996, lot 17, where purchased by the present owner.