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Beacon Hill, near Highclere (1927)

Painting, oil on canvas, 607mm x 759mm
landscape with field in foreground and Beacon Hill in distance

In May 1927 Spencer moved to Burghclere, Hampshire, to work in situ in the Sandham Memorial Chapel. This project absorbed most of his attention until 1932, but he found time to produce some distinguished local landscapes. Beacon Hill, not far away, is crowned with a twelve-acre Iron Age hill-fort whose ramparts follow the hill-top contours. He focused on the foreground, treating Beacon Hill in the distance with a broader touch.