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The Angel, Cookham Churchyard (c.1936-37)

Painting, Oil on canvas, 610mm x 510mm

The statue of the Angel stands at the entrance to Cookham Churchyard, a place of special significance to Stanley Spencer.  This is the second version of the painting and is slightly smaller than the first and has a more serene autumnal feel to it.  It is the only known instance of Spencer repeating a subject.  The work was painted for the artist Gwen Raverat, grand daughter of Charles Darwin, whom Spencer had met and become friendly with at the Slade. 

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