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Christ Delivered to the People
© Estate of Stanley Spencer 2004. All Rights Reserved, DACS

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Christ Delivered to the People 1950

Not on display

The year 1950 was a difficult one for Spencer. Seeking reconciliation with his first wife, Hilda, he had taken out divorce proceedings against his second wife, Patricia Preece. Preece contested the divorce and, tragically, Hilda died later that year. In the bottom right, the cruel-faced woman with outstretched, grasping hand is probably Preece. Pontius Pilate can be seen sitting on the steps to the left, washing his hands, while Christ is led away. At the top of the scene, the disciples have turned their backs on Christ and scuttle off in a group.


  • Acc. No. GMA 2759
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 68.80 x 149.00 cm (framed: 84.10 x 163.40 x 9.40 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1983