London, South Kensington
31 October 1996
Gilbert Spencer, R.A. (1892-1979)
Portrait of Wilfrid Evill
signed and dated 'Gilbert Spencer 1931-2'
oil on canvas
41 x 35in. (104 x 89cm.)
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G. Spencer, Memoirs of a Painter, London, 1974, p.103.
Gilbert Spencer met Wilfrid Evill through his brother Stanley. Evill was Stanley's solicitor, and he became a patron who often accepted paintings in lieu of payment for his legal services.
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