Sir Stanley Spencer, R.A. (1891-1959)
Sir Stanley Spencer, R.A. (1891-1959)

The Paralytic Being Let into the Top of the House on his Bed

Details
Sir Stanley Spencer, R.A. (1891-1959)
The Paralytic Being Let into the Top of the House on his Bed
oil on panel
11 x 13 in. (29.8 x 33 cm.)
Painted circa 1920
Provenance
with Dudley Tooth, London.
Dr. A.D. Taliano, Canada.
with Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London.
Private Collection.
Literature
K. Bell, Stanley Spencer A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, London, 1992, no.37, pp.44-45 (illustrated).
Exhibited
London, Goupil Gallery, The Resurrection and other Works by Stanley Spencer, February-March 1927, no.61.
Cookham, Stanley Spencer Gallery, Loan Exhibition, April-October 1966, no.8.
Toronto, Macmillan and Perrin Gallery, Stanley Spencer R.A., October 1981, no.1.

Lot Essay

An illustration of the Miracle of Capernaeum, Luke 5: 17-20. In common with other religious paintings of the 1920s the events take place at Cookham and the paralytic is being lowered through the roof of Spencer's next-door neighbours, at The Nest. The ladders belong to Fairchild, the Cookham builder (see K. Bell, loc. cit.).
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