SIR STANLEY SPENCER, R.A. (1891-1959)
SIR STANLEY SPENCER, R.A. (1891-1959)
SIR STANLEY SPENCER, R.A. (1891-1959)
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SIR STANLEY SPENCER, R.A. (1891-1959)

Portrait of H.E. Brooks

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SIR STANLEY SPENCER, R.A. (1891-1959)
Portrait of H.E. Brooks
signed, inscribed and dated 'S Spencer./Salonica 1918' (lower left)
pencil on paper
7 1⁄2 x 6 1⁄2 in. (19.1 x 16.5 cm.)
Executed in 1918.
Provenance
Acquired from Thomas Agnew & Sons, London in July 1987.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay


Apart from Spencer's tiny landscape sketch book (Tate Archives), he had almost no chance of image making in the army, so the present work is a very rare portrait study of his fellow soldiers during the Macedonian campaign during the First World War. The sitter, Edward Brooks V.C. (1883 - 1944) was a Company Sergeant Major in the 2⁄4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during the First World War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1917.

We are very grateful to Professor Keith Bell for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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