13 June 2000
Charles Spencelayh (1865-1958)
Fine Feathers make Fine Birds
signed 'C.SPENCELAYH' (lower right), and signed and inscribed 'Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds/C. Spencelayh/.'Beaufort House'/Hollingbourne. Kent.' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm.)
Louis Edmund Zacher and Marie Theresa McLean, by 1933.
Thence by descent to Bettie Z Fahnestock and Sheridan Z. Fahnestock.
with the Veerhoff Galleries, Washington.
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Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, October 1933.
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