N05554 BLACKMORE VALE FROM COMPTON ABBAS 1942
Inscr. ‘Gilbert Spencer’ b.r. and ‘Gilbert Spencer’ on back of canvas.
Canvas, 26×40 (66×101·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1944.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, May 1943 (28), as ‘Blackmoor Vale from Cerne [sic] Abbas’; R.A., 1944 (128), as ‘Blackmore Vale from Compton Abbas’; Reading, June–July 1964 (50).
This landscape was painted in the summer of 1942. Compton Abbas lies to the south of Shaftesbury, Dorset.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II