Sir Stanley Spencer Retrieving a Ball 1954

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Artist
Title
Retrieving a Ball
Date 1954
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 425 x 559 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mrs Nancy Carline in memory of her husband Richard Carline 1981
Reference
P11032
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Catalogue entry

P11032 RETRIEVING A BALL 1954

Inscribed ‘Stanley Spencer’ bottom right Lithograph, printed by Henry Trivick at the Regent Street Polytechnic in an edition of about 30, 16 3/4×22 (42.6×56)
Presented by Mrs Nancy Carline in memory of Richard Carline 1981

Spencer probably made no more than three lithographs, all with Henry Trivick. This one was also known as ‘Barbed Wire’ or ‘Barbed Wire at Cookham’. Unlike Spencer's best-known lithograph ‘The Marriage at Cana’, it does not appear to be related to a painting of the same subject. At the time, Trivick was visiting instructor in lithography at the Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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