Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta: Woman in a Pink Dress (The Hotel Keeper's wife)

Drawing, chalk on paper, 30in x 20in

 

The outline of the woman is drawn in soft, lead pencil with great sureness and wit. The same size in the picture, she stands near her husband the landlord of the Ferry Hotel who reflects, as Spencer wrote to a friend, ‘no need to look for custom tonight’.

Lent by a private collector