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  • William MacQuitty
Stanley Spencer Sketching a Liner in Port Glasgow
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Stanley Spencer Sketching a Liner in Port Glasgow 1943

Not on display

Stanley Spencer was commissioned by the War Artists' Advisory Committee to record the heroic contribution made to the war effort by the Clyde shipbuilders. Dressed in clothes pulled over his pyjamas so as not to waste time in the morning, Spencer proved popular amongst the yard's workers. MacQuitty was the producer of a documentary about the activities of Britain's war artists and his film crew accompanied Spencer on the train north from London. A keen amateur photographer, he took a series of pictures showing Spencer's small figure against the bulky ships.


  • Acc. No. PGP 266.2
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 25.60 x 25.80 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2000