Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta (Study) - Girls  in Punt with Swans - 1952-1954

Drawing, pencil 16in x 11in

Study for part of the upper section of ‘Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta’. Spencer’s brother Gilbert recalled: ‘Those on the river collected themselves in groups, according to rank, and floated about together, looking rather like gay little floating islands’. In planning the picture, Spencer wrote in a letter that ‘the whole of Cookham snobbery will be there.’ 

Lent by a private collector