Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta (Study)

Girls  in Punt with Swans (1952-54)

Drawing, Pencil on paper 740mm x 980mm

Study for part of the upper section of ‘Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta’. Spencer’s brother Gilbert recalled: ‘Those on the river collected themselves in groups, according to rank, and floated about together, looking rather like gay little floating islands’. In planning the picture, Spencer wrote in a letter that ‘the whole of Cookham snobbery will be there.’ 

Lent by a private collector