Portrait of Mr Philip Metz - 1959

Drawing, pencil on paper, 18in x 12.5in

 

This is a commissioned portrait of Spencer's friend. Spencer first met Marjorie and Philip Metz after the war and he became a frequent visitor to their house in Cookham. Their friendship continued until the artist's death. Marjorie Metz became the Chairperson of the Friends of the Stanley Spencer Gallery when it was set up in 1962.