Stanley Spencer

Hilda Spencer

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This beautiful and tender drawing depicts Stanley's wife Hilda. Spencer worked on this drawing and other pencil studies of Hilda in the evenings, while painting the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere. Although the Spencers' marriage started to break down around 1932, this work shows Stanley's love for his wife. The drawing is made with the point of a hard pencil and is lightly modelled. The precise, academic style can be seen also in Spencer's paintings. Around the same time as this drawing was made, Hilda completed a drawing of Stanley which complements this work.

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Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer