This was painted in Henry Lamb's studio at the top of the Vale Hotel, the Vale of Health, Hampstead. The window of the studio overlooked the Hampstead fairground, and Spencer obviously found his imagery there. The Hampstead fairground had been the inspiration for work by other artists such as Richard Carline and Mark Gertler. The roundabout with chairs that Spencer chose to paint was a recent invention, only being introduced to fairgrounds in 1922.
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