Charles SPENCELAYH 1865–1958
Genre painter, mainly of interiors, miniaturist and etcher. Born 27 October 1865 in Rochester, Kent. Studied at the R.C.A. and in Paris. Exhibited regularly at the R.A. from 1892 until 1958, and at the Paris Salon, the R.I. and R.M.S., of which he became a member in 1897. One-man exhibition at the Sunderland Art Gallery 1936. Honorary member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 1928, and Vice-President of the British Watercolour Society. Died 25 June 1958 at Northampton.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II