12 November 2009
Sir Stanley Spencer, R.A. (1881-1959)
Study for Zacharias and Elizabeth
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour
14¼ x 10 in. (36.2 x 25.4 cm.)
Executed circa 1913-14.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 31 October 1996, lot 17, where purchased by the present owner.
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Spencer's 1913-14 painting 'Zacharias and Elizabeth' is in the collection of Tate, London. The figure in the present composition is that of Zacharias offering a sacrifice.
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