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Stanley Spencer (1891-1959):
Portrait of a young girl 1, 1919
Framed (ref: 5773)
10 x 10 in. (25.5 x 25.5)
some discoloration and abraisons
Provenance: Praticia Preece/Dorothy Hepworth; Bloomsbury Workshop; Private Collection until 2013
A related drawing is in the collection of Richard Rodrigrez, San Francisco.
Preece (January 1894 – June 1966), became the second wife of Stanley Spencer, for whom she modelled, in 1937, but she did not leave Hepworth eventually evicting Spencer from his house but refused to divorce him. After he was knighted in 1959, she insisted on being styled Lady Spencer and claimed a pension as his widow.