Caulking a Deck (1940)
Drawing, Pencil and chalk on paper, 502mm x 639mm
In this study for the picture ‘Caulking’ 1940, which belongs to the early stages
of Spencer’s work in Port Glasgow, men in Lithgow’s Shipyard caulk a deck to
make it watertight by stopping up the seams. Spencer felt at home in the shipyard,
which he likened to a vast Cookham blacksmith’s forge.