The Farm Gate (1946)
Drawing, Pencil on paper, 579mm x 449mm
Volume 3 of the Astor Collection of drawings.
Spencer’s Royal Academy Diploma Painting, ‘The Farm Gate’ 1950, closely follows this drawing: Hilda and a youthful Stanley open the gate to let the cows into Ovey’s Farm, which was opposite Spencer’s childhood home ‘Fernlea’ in Cookham High Street.
Lent by a private collector