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Cutting Nails by a Bed (1939-43)

Drawing, Pencil on paper, 579mm x 449mm
Daphne Charlton cutting Stanley's nails

Volume 1 of the Astor Collection of Drawings
An intimate drawing of Spencer with Daphne Charlton, who in the same scrapbook also features in ‘Cutting Nails by a Fire’. Both subjects are highly unusual. Although the compositions are squared for transfer, no paintings were made from them.

Lent by a private collector