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Baptism of Christ (1943-44)

Drawing, Pencil on paper, 462mm x 541mm
Christ sitting in water surrounded by fish about to be baptised by John Baptist

In this strikingly original image, Christ sits in water surrounded by fish, with distinct changes in skin tone above and below the water. On the right, John the Baptist in animal skins leans forward to baptise Christ; the figure to the left holds Christ’s garment. A small strip near the top indicates that in customary fashion Spencer contemplated a group of related works