• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5885

    20th Century British Art

    23 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 115

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

    An autobiographical drawing

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir Stanley Spencer, R.A. (1881-1959)
    An autobiographical drawing
    signed 'Stanley Spencer' (lower right), indistinctly inscribed 'Old man looking at Hilda's painting. Me looking at H drawings and me drawing Hilda drying hair. Old Men worshipping baby, baby being dressed ...' (lower centre)
    pencil, squared for transfer
    4 x 16½ in. (10.2 x 41.9 cm.)
    Executed circa 1943.


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    The present work is one of the series of compositional drawings which Spencer began in 1943 for his second scrapbook.

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    Provenance

    with Marjorie Parr, London.