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

Baptism of Christ  (1943-44)

Drawing, Pencil on paper, 462mm x 541mm