London, South Kensington
23 September 2009
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.
with Marjorie Parr, London.
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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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