Promenade of People, c.1939

£22,000

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 4.5 x 15.5 in./ 11.4 x 39.4 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower left
MEDIUM: Pencil on paper

Catalogue No: 3554 Categories: ,

Description

This drawing is a study for a larger painting, of which the artist did many. Rather than using particular models, Spencer preferred to work form his imagination and he would often make his preliminary sketches on loo paper. Apart from the low cost, another reason why the loo paper appealed to spencer was its length. The artist would often work in long horizontal sections, placing his characters alongside one another and in a style that is akin to the didactic work that adorned his beloved Church walls in Cookham.

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