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Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), Painter

Sitter associated with 34 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
Spencer studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London (1907-12). In 1918 he was commissioned as an official war artist and produced Travoys with Wounded Soldiers. His most ambitious evocation of the War is the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere (1927-32). Spencer's notable works include The Resurrection, Cookham (1924-6), depicting his love for his first wife Hilda and Double Nude Portrait: The Artist and His Second Wife (1937). Following his work as an official war artist, Spencer returned to Cookham, where he became increasingly eccentric. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1950. In 1955 he was honoured with a major Tate retrospective. He was knighted in 1959.

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4527

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Henry Lamb
oil on canvas, 1928
NPG 4527

5499

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Sir William Rothenstein
sanguine, 1932
NPG 5499

P161

Sir Stanley Spencer

by John Hedgecoe
platinum print, 1959
NPG P161

Ax141644

Gilbert Spencer; Sir Stanley Spencer; unknown woman

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923-1924
NPG Ax141644

Ax141671

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 5-9 July 1923
NPG Ax141671

Ax141672

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 5-9 July 1923
NPG Ax141672

Ax141673

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 5-9 July 1923
NPG Ax141673

Ax141674

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 5-9 July 1923
NPG Ax141674

Ax141675

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 5-9 July 1923
NPG Ax141675

Ax141682

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, July 1924
NPG Ax141682

Ax142102

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1925
NPG Ax142102

x128514

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Leonard McCombe
bromide print, 2 October 1943
NPG x128514

x131183

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x131183

x131184

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x131184

x131185

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x131185

x13797

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x13797

x127159

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x127159

x184075

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1958
NPG x184075

x194190

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, circa 1958
NPG x194190

x184073

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1959
NPG x184073

x184074

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1959
NPG x184074

x184076

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1959
NPG x184076

4306

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Sir Stanley Spencer
pencil, 1919
NPG 4306

P599

Sir Stanley Spencer

by Irving Penn
vintage bromide print, 1950
NPG P599

x34804

Sir Stanley Spencer

by William MacQuitty
bromide fibre print, 1943
NPG x34804

x34805

Sir Stanley Spencer

by William MacQuitty
bromide fibre print, 1943
NPG x34805

x34806

Sir Stanley Spencer

by William MacQuitty
bromide fibre print, 1943
NPG x34806