Pen and Ink
Clearly an observed scene in a
Cookham barn, this may be the ‘drawing of a sack of potatoes’
which the painter-etcher Ernest Lomsden noticed and admired.
Spencer’s father therefore showed some of Stanley’s drawings to
Lady Boston, his own patron at Hedsor church and a former student at
the Slade. She gave Stanley some art lessons, paid for his tuition for
a year at the Technical School at Maidenhead, 1907-8, and then
recommended he try for the Slade. She paid his fees there from 1908
until he was awarded a scholarship in 1910. The drawing was signed
again by Spencer at Dorothy Wooster’s request, hence the
inscription, ‘Signed by me later / Stanley’.
by a private collector