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Autograph album including small watercolour of ‘Travoys’ (1919)

127mm x 179mm
wounded soldiers transported on stretchers pulled by horses

In 1919 Spencer produced a large oil painting entitled ‘Travoys with Wounded Arriving at a Dressing Stationat Smol, Macedonia’ as a commission for the Ministry of Information. An official war painting it is based on his First World War experiences in Macedonia and shows the scene at a dressing station during a nearby attack with the wounded men on stretchers drawn by mules.  This little watercolour copy was painted by the artist in the autograph album of a well known Cookham lady.