Study for 'The Centurion's Servant' by Sir Stanley Spencer

This is to the study for one of Spencer's most important early compositions in which he visualised a Biblical narrative in terms of his own childhood memories.

Details

Medium:
Oil on board, squared for transfer
Dimensions:
27.5 x 27.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £45,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Fine Art Society

Christ's miracle is located in the maid's bedroom of the Spencer family's home, with his own siblings serving as the actors.

Provenance

Given by the artist to James Wood; by 2001 with the Fine Art Society.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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