Catalogue entry

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.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II