Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta

The Girl’s Boat (c.1953)

Drawing, Pencil on paper, 740mm x 980mm

Study for ‘Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta’ c1953
This extremely beautiful study, a motif not adopted in the final picture, was one of Spencer’s early ideas for ‘Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta’. Spencer noted he made ‘heaps of drawings’, but all of them together ‘would have been too enormous to do the picture’.