Patricia Shopping (1943-44)

Drawing, Pencil on paper, 580mm x 449mm

Volume 2 of the Astor Collection of Drawings
In 1938 Spencer itemised jewellery purchased for his second wife Patricia, (not necessarily a comprehensive list) before the debacle of their marriage: seven rings, six bracelets, seven necklaces and three pendants. His extravagant spending is commemorated in this Maidenhead street scene, depicting Stanley with an elegantly slim Patricia, a Holy Ghost figure at her feet.

Lent by a private collector