Sir Stanley Spencer
Tree and Chicken Coops, Wangford 1925

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Sir Stanley Spencer 1891–1959
Tree and Chicken Coops, Wangford
Date 1925
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 457 x 762 mm
frame: 662 x 967 x 55 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Sir Edward Marsh through the Contemporary Art Society 1953
Not on display

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Spencer stayed in lodgings in the village of Wangford in Suffolk for parts of the years 1924, 1925 and 1926. He began to paint the surrounding Suffolk landscape in 1924 and commented in 1937 that he liked the area very much because it was 'full of character'. Spencer made nine paintings of Wangford and its environs between 1924 and 1926 and this is one of them. In the mid-1920s Spencer was living in London at the Vale Studios in Hampstead. He decided to marry a fellow painter, Hilda Carline, and their marriage took place in Wangford village in February 1925.

September 2004

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