The Raising of Dorcas (Tabitha) by Sir Stanley Spencer

Depicts Peter at the foot of Dorcas' bed, surrounded by the former recipients of her charity who marvel at her restoration and show Peter the garments she had made for them.

Details

Medium:
Drawing on card
Dimensions:
37 x 42 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,500 ( Total: £11,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Christopher Powney

The drawing exemplifies Spencer's interest in depicting Biblical scenes set in the familiar setting of his native Cookham, and his development as one of the most skilled designers of figure compositions of his time.

Provenance

Tooth's; Piccadilly.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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