Sunbathers at Odney - 1935

Painting, oil on canvas, 30in x 20in

 

 

Intended for the 'Church House', this is part of Spencer's 'Baptism' series, set at Odney in Cookham, which depicts events surrounding the Baptism of Christ. Spencer had been one of the village boys who swam at Odney Weir with the 'city gents' who took a dip before catching a morning train.