Me and Hilda, East Heath Road (1943)
Volume 2 of the Astor Collection of Drawings
This lithograph by Henry Trivick (inscribed ‘Me Greeting Hilda’) is taken from one of Spencer’s scrapbook drawings from the 1940s. East Heath Road runs beside Hampstead Heath, down from Whitestone Pond to Downshire Hill, where Hilda Carline lived. It thus formed a regular part of Stanley and Hilda’s Hampstead walks during their courtship. Henry Trivick (1908-1982) was a friend of Spencer for over twenty years. He was a visiting instructor at the Regent Street Polytechnic where he taught Spencer the art of lithography.
Lent by a private collector