Bathers at Odney - 1943-1944

Drawing, pencil 16in x 11in

 

The drawing is close to the earlier 'Sunbathers at Odney'. Spencer had been preoccupied with Odney for some time and wrote in a letter of 1917 to Desmond Chute (Stanley Spencer Gallery collection), 'we all go down to Odney Weir for a bathe and a swim I feel fresh awake and alive; that is the time for visitations.'