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The Elders from Horseferry Boat – c. 1952

Drawing, chalk and pencil, 16in x 22.75in

Study for ‘Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta’ c. 1952
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’.