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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