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