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The Angel, Cookham Churchyard (c.1936-7)

Painting, oil on canvas, 610 x 510mm
Statue of Angel in Cookham Churchyard

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. 


Lent by a private collector