Sir Stanley Spencer The Robing of Christ 1922

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Artist
Title
The Robing of Christ
Date 1922
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 352 x 594 mm
frame: 500 x 740 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1938
Reference
N04925
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04925 THE ROBING OF CHRIST 1922

Not inscribed.
Oil on wood, 13 7/8×23 3/8 (35·5×59·25).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1938.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. from the artist through Arthur Tooth & Sons 1936.
Exh: Venice Biennale, 1938 (British Pavilion, 59); Tate Gallery, November–December 1955 (22).

This and N04926 were planned as two of four panels for a predella to ‘The Betrayal’ (Ulster Museum, Belfast) and were painted at about the same time, 1922, whilst the artist was lodging in a teashop in Petersfield. The other predella panels are ‘The Last Supper’ (Mr and Mrs Victor Gollancz) and ‘Washing Peter's Feet’ (City Art Gallery, Carlisle). When completed, however, all four were found to be too large for their setting.

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

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