About this artwork

In this drawing of her husband, Hilda makes detailed observations of both head and body. She depicts Stanley day-dreaming but makes no suggestion as to the content of those dreams. Hilda Spencer was a talented artist, although frequently overshadowed by her famous husband. This tender drawing shows her highly skilful draughtsmanship. It was drawn when the Spencers were living at Burghclere in Hampshire, while Stanley was working on the murals for Sandham Memorial Chapel. Around the same time as this drawing was made, Stanley completed a drawing of his wife which complements this work.

Updated before 2020

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Hilda Spencer

Hilda Spencer