Sir Stanley Spencer The Resurrection: Port Glasgow 1947–50

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Artist
Title
The Resurrection: Port Glasgow
Date 1947–50
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 2146 x 6655 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1950
Reference
N05961
Not on display

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Spencer visited Port Glasgow in 1940 to fulfil a commission to paint its shipyards and was attracted by the cemetery there. He planned a vast shaped canvas fifty feet wide which would portray the Last Judgement and Resurrection taking place in this cemetery. This painting is the central section from the project and shows Glaswegians climbing out of their graves and greeting one another, as well as raising their hands in ecstatic gratitude.

August 2004

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