Sir Stanley Spencer

Sketchbook by Stanley Spencer

[c.1919–27]

Front cover

Sketch of an outstretched arm possibly for 'The Crucifixion' 1921.

Created by
Sir Stanley Spencer 1891–1959
Date
[c.1919–27]
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
180 x 250 mm
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Sir Stanley Spencer, ‘Front cover’ [c.1919–27]

Details

Created by
Sir Stanley Spencer 1891–1959
Title
Sketchbook by Stanley Spencer
Date
[c.1919–27]
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased by Tate Archive from Christie's, 4 June 2004.
Reference
TGA 200413/1

Graphite on paper, 40 pages plus covers, 180 x 250 mm

A sketchbook by Stanley Spencer, c 1919-1924 with one loose sketch of Gilbert Spencer by Stanley Spencer, c 1906-1908.
The sketchbook spans Spencer's time spent with the Slessers in Bourne End from late 1919-1920, with Muirhead Bone and his wife at Petersfield in 1921 and his stay with Henry Lamb in Poole, Dorset in April 1923 where he produced designs for what would later become the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere. The sketchbook is significant in that it includes initial ideas for a number of post-First World War religious works, including some paintings in the Tate collection, notably Tate N04117 Tate N04926 and Tate, N04239. It also includes a number of designs for Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclare which are amongst some of the earliest sketches that Spencer created for this commission.

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