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Pencil Drawing - Portrait of Mrs J Buchanan

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Estate of Stanley Spencer 2002. All Rights Reserved, DACS

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1947P43
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1942 c - 1944 c

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Stanley Spencer - View biography for Sir Stanley Spencer


Stanley Spencer was made an Official War Artist during World War II and in 1940 he was commissioned by the War Artists' Advisory Committee to paint scenes of shipbuilding at Lithgow's yard, Port Glasgow. It was there that he also began working on his Port Glasgow Resurrection series, his last use of the Resurrection theme that is so closely associated with his name. Whilst at Port Glasgow Spencer was given the naval rank of seaman and he lodged accordingly at Glencairn, a boarding house run by Mrs J B Buchanan who is depicted in this drawing.

Presented by H M Government, 1947.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
School/Style:English School
Medium:Pencil on paper.

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Height:503 mm
Width:409 mm