Paintings by Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer (1891 – 1959) was an English painter whose paintings were most well known for their contemporary Biblical scenes, complicated multi-figure compositions, and sexual themes, not all of which overlapped. He studied at the Slade School of Art and later served during World War I. The horrors of World War I had a profound impact on the artist and he often used his Christian faith to artistically explore the traumas he survived. Spencer’s paintings were rendered very realistically and he favored natural colors, however he also liked to skew his proportions and exaggerate the human figure. This combination of realism and distortion made his work uniquely his own.

Stanley Spencer’s paintings in chronological order:

the-fairy-on-the-waterlily-leaf-1910-by-spencer-sm john-donne-arriving-in-heaven-1911-by-spencer-sm joachim-among-the-shepherds-1913-by-spencer-sm
The Fairy On The Waterlily Leaf, 1910 John Donne Arriving In Heaven, 1911 Joachim Among the Shepherds, 1913
apple-gatherers-1913-by-spencer-sm study-for-a-resurrection-by-spencer-sm self-portrait-1914-by-spemcer-sm
Apple Gatherers, 1913 Study For A Resurrection, c.1914 Self-portrait, 1914
cookham-1914-by-spencer-sm the-centurion-s-servant-1914-by-spencer-sm the-betrayal-1914-by-spencer-sm
Cookham, 1914 The Centurion’s Servant, 1914 The Betrayal, 1914
zacharias-and-elizabeth-1914-by-spener-sm mending-cowls-cookham-1915-by-spencer-sm untitled-1-by-spencer-sm
Zacharias and Elizabeth, 1914 Mending Cowls, Cookham, 1915 Untitled, c.1916
making-a-red-cross-1919-by-spencer-sm scrubbing-clothes-1919-by-spencer-sm christ-carrying-the-cross-1920-by-spencer-sm
Making a Red Cross, 1919 Scrubbing Clothes, 1919 Christ Carrying the Cross, 1920
cockmarsh-1920-by-spencer-sm at-bourne-end-1920-by-spencer-sm apples-and-pears-on-a-chair-1920-by-spencer-sm
Cockmarsh, 1920 At Bourne End, 1920 Apples and Pears on a Chair, 1920
expulsion-of-the-money-changers-1921-by-spencer-sm carrying-mattresses-1921-by-spencer-sm christ-overturning-the-money-charger-s-table-1921-by-spencer-sm
Expulsion Of The Money Changers, 1921 Carrying Mattresses, 1921 Christ Overturning the Money Charger’s Table, 1921
a-music-lesson-at-bedales-1921-by-spencer-sm mrs-c-p-grant-1921-by-spencer-sm people-by-the-river-1922-by-spencer-sm
A Music Lesson At Bedales, 1921 Mrs. C.P. Grant, 1921 People By The River, 1922
the-disrobing-of-christ-1922-by-spencer-sm river-nareta-mostar-1922-by-spencer-sm terry-s-lane-cookham-1922-by-spencer-sm
The Disrobing of Christ, 1922 River Nareta, Mostar, 1922 Terry’s Lane, Cookham, 1922
sarajevo-1922-by-spencer-sm fernlea-cookham-1922-by-spencer-sm river-nareta-mostar-1922-1-by-spencer-sm
Sarajevo, 1922 Fernlea, Cookham, 1922 River Nareta, Mostar, 1922
the-roundabout-1923-by-spencer-sm portrait-of-richar-carline-1923-by-spencer-sm still-life-1923-by-spencer-sm
The Roundabout, 1923 Portrait of Richar Carline, 1923 Still Life, 1923
self-portrait-1924-by-spencer-sm turkeys-1925-by-spencer-sm the-red-house-wangford-1926-by-spencer-sm
Self-portrait, 1924 Turkeys, 1925 The Red House. Wangford., 1926
sorting-laundry-1927-by-spencer-sm sorting-and-moving-kit-bags-1927-by-spencer-sm soldiers-washing-1927-by-spencer-sm
Sorting Laundry, 1927 Sorting And Moving Kit Bags, 1927 Soldiers Washing, 1927
filling-tea-urns-1927-by-spencer-sm convoy-of-wounded-soldiers-arriving-at-beaufort-hospital-gates-1927-by-spencer-sm the-resurrection-of-the-soldiers-1929-by-sepncer-sm
Filling Tea Urns, 1927 Convoy of Wounded soldiers arriving at Beaufort Hospital Gates, 1927 The Resurrection of the Soldiers, 1927
country-girl-elise-1929-by-spencer-sm the-tarry-stone-cookham-1929-by-spencer-sm turk-s-boatyard-cookham-by-spencer-sm
Country Girl: Elise, 1929 The Tarry Stone. Cookham, 1929 Turk’s Boatyard Cookham, c.1931
patient-suffering-from-frostbite-1932-by-spencer-sm map-reading-1932-by-spencer-sm tea-in-the-hospital-ward-1932-by-spencer-sm
Patient Suffering From Frostbite, 1932 Map Reading, 1932 Tea in the Hospital Ward, 1932
the-blacksmith-s-yard-cookham-1932-by-spencer-sm villas-at-cookham-1932-by-spencer-sm the-meeting-1933-by-spencer-sm
The Blacksmith’s Yard, Cookham, 1932 Villas at Cookham, 1932 The Meeting, 1933
portrait-of-patricia-preece-1933-by-spencer-sm sarah-tubb-and-the-heavenly-visitors-1933-by-spencer-sm making-columns-for-the-tower-of-babel-1933-by-spencer-sm
Portrait of Patricia Preece, 1933 Sarah Tubb and the Heavenly Visitors, 1933 Making Columns For The Tower Of Babel, 1933
separating-fighting-swans-1933-by-spencer-sm landscape-burghclere-1933-by-spencer-sm rowborough-cookham-1934-by-spencer-sm
Separating Fighting Swans, 1933 Landscape, Burghclere, 1933 Rowborough. Cookham., 1934
patricia-at-cockmarsh-hil-1935-by-spencer-sm buttoning-the-collar-1935-by-spencer-sm workmen-in-the-house-1935-by-spencer-sm
Patricia at Cockmarsh Hil, 1935 Buttoning The Collar, 1935 Workmen In The House, 1935
clipped-yews-1935-by-spencer-sm bridesmaids-at-cana-1935-by-spencer-sm workmen-in-the-house-1935-1-by-spencer-sm
Clipped Yews, 1935 Bridesmaids at Cana, 1935 Workmen in the House, 1935
cookham-look-1935-by-spencer-sm cookham-rise-1935-by-spencer-sm cockmarsh-hill-cookham-1935-by-spencer-sm
Cookham Rise, 1935 Cookham Look, 1935 Cockmarsh hill – Cookham, 1935
choosing-a-dress-1936-by-spencer-sm choosing-a-petticoat-1936-by-spencer-sm gardens-in-the-pound-cookham-1936-by-spencer-sm
Choosing A Dress, 1936 Choosing a Petticoat, 1936 Gardens In The Pound, Cookham, 1936
upper-reach-1936-by-spencer-sm bellrope-meadow-1936-by-spencer-sm self-portrait-1936-by-spencer-sm
Upper Reach, 1936 Bellrope Meadow, 1936 Self-Portrait, 1936
the-boatbuilder-s-yard-1936-by-spemcer-sm flowering-artichokes-1936-by-spencer-sm riveters-1936-by-spencer-sm
The Boatbuilder’s Yard, 1936 Flowering Artichokes, 1936 Riveters, 1936
the-jubilee-tree-cookham-1936-by-spencer-sm the-white-cockatoo-coronation-cockatoo-1937-by-spencer-sm cookham-moor-1937-by-spencer-sm
The Jubilee Tree, Cookham, 1936 The White Cockatoo (Coronation Cockatoo), 1937 Cookham Moor, 1937
cottage-at-wangford-1937-by-spencer-sm fishing-boats-st-ives-1937-by-spencer-sm hilda-unity-and-dolls-1937-by-spencer-sm
Cottage at Wangford, 1937 Fishing Boats. St. Ives., 1937 Hilda, Unity and Dolls, 1937
rickett-s-farm-cookham-dene-1938-by-spencer-sm poppies-1938-by-spencer-sm landscape-with-magnolia-1938-by-spencer-sm
Rickett’s Farm, Cookham Dene, 1938 Poppies, 1938 Landscape with Magnolia, 1938
crocuses-1938-by-spencer-sm poppies-1938-1-by-spencer-sm flowers-in-a-window-cookham-1938-by-spencer-sm
Crocuses, 1938 Poppies, 1938 Flowers in a Window (Cookham), 1938
garden-view-cookham-dene-1938-by-spencer-sm columbines-1938-by-spencer-sm from-the-artist-s-studio-1938-by-spencer-sm
Garden View. Cookham Dene., 1938 Columbines, 1938 From the Artist’s Studio, 1938
peonies-1938-by-spencer-sm self-portrait-1939-by-spencer-sm landscape-cookham-dene-1939-by-spencer-sm
Peonies, 1938 Self-Portrait, 1939 Landscape. Cookham Dene., 1939
oxfordshire-landscape-1939-by-spencer-sm wisteria-cookham-1942-by-spencer-sm rock-garden-cookham-dene-1942-by-spencer-sm
Oxfordshire Landscape, 1939 Wisteria. Cookham., 1942 Rock Garden. Cookham Dene., 1942
marsh-meadows-cookham-1943-by-spencer-sm the-resurrection-tidying-1945-by-spencer-sm orchids-lilies-palms-1945-by-spencer-sm
Marsh Meadows, Cookham, 1943 The Resurrection: Tidying, 1945 Orchids, Lilies, Palms, 1945
the-psychiatrist-1945-by-spencer-sm the-furnace-man-1945-by-spencer-sm turkeys-perus-1946-by-spencer-sm
The Psychiatrist, 1945 The furnace man, 1945 Turkeys Perus, 1946
garden-study-1947-by-spencer-sm portrait-of-hilda-carline-1949-by-spencer-sm angels-of-the-apocalypse-1949-by-spencer-sm
Garden Study, 1947 Portrait Of Hilda Carline, 1949 Angels of the Apocalypse, 1949
portrait-of-hilda-carline-1949-1-by-spencer-sm cows-1950-by-spencer-sm love-letters-1950-by-spencer-sm
Portrait Of Hilda Carline, 1949 Cows, 1950 Love letters, 1950
self-portrait-1951-by-spencer-sm the-sausage-shop-1951-by-spencer-sm portrait-of-j-l-behrend-1951-by-spencer-sm
Self-portrait, 1951 The Sausage shop, 1951 Portrait of J. L. Behrend, 1951
merville-garden-village-near-belfast-1951-by-spencer-sm amaryllis-in-chauntry-court-1951-by-spencer-sm portrait-of-j-e-martineau-1956-by-spencer-sm
Merville Garden Village Near Belfast, 1951 Amaryllis in Chauntry Court, 1951 Portrait of Daphne Spencer, 1951
daphne-by-the-window-northern-ireland-1952-by-spencer-sm christ-preaching-at-cookham-regatta-girls-listening-1953-by-spencer-sm tree-and-chicken-coops-1953-by-spencer-sm
Daphne by the Window, Northern Ireland, 1952 Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta: Girls Listening, 1953 Tree and Chicken Coops, 1953
christ-preaching-at-cookam-regatta-1954-by-spencer-sm wisteria-at-englefield-1954-by-spencer-sm portrait-of-j-e-martineau-1956-by-spencer-sm
Christ Preaching at Cookam Regatta, 1954 Wisteria at Englefield, 1954 Portrait Of J. E. Martineau, 1956
rock-roses-old-lodge-taplow-1957-by-spencer-sm at-the-piano-1957-by-spencer-sm portrait-of-mrs-marjorie-metz-1958-by-spencer-sm
Rock roses. Old Lodge. Taplow., 1957 At the Piano, 1957 Portrait of Mrs Marjorie Metz, 1958
the-crucifixion-1958-by-spencer-sm portrait-of-rachel-westropp-1959-by-spencer-sm the-woolshop-by-spencer-sm
The Crucifixion, 1958 Portrait of Rachel Westropp, 1958 The Woolshop
the-resurrection-by-spencer-sm two-girls-and-a-beehive-by-spencer-sm the-bathing-poll-by-spencer-sm
The Resurrection Two girls and a Beehive The Bathing Poll
the-glen-port-glasgow-by-spencer-sm going-to-bed-by-spencer-sm dug-out-stand-to-by-spencer-sm
The Glen, Port Glasgow Going to Bed Dug-out (Stand-to)
in-church-by-spencer-sm zermatt-by-spencer-sm the-marriage-at-cana-bride-and-bridegroom-by-spencer-sm
In Church Zermatt The Marriage At Cana: Bride And Bridegroom
christ-in-the-wilderness-the-eagles-by-spencer-sm hilda-and-i-at-burghclere-by-spencer-sm villagers-and-saints-by-spencer-sm
Christ in the Wilderness – The Eagles Hilda and I at Burghclere Villagers and saints
untitled-by-spncer-sm mrs-linda-few-brown-by-spencer-sm view-from-the-tennis-court-cookham-by-spencer-sm
Untitled Mrs Linda Few Brown View From the Tennis Court – Cookham
the-coming-of-the-wise-men-the-nativity-by-spencer-sm the-resurrection-waking-up-2-by-spencer-sm daphne-spencer-by-spencer-sm
The Coming Of the Wise Men (the Nativity) Resurrection – Reunion 2 Daphne Spencer
the-farm-gate-by-spencer-sm the-nursery-christmas-stockings-by-spencer-sm mrs-frank-by-spencer-sm
The Farm Gate The Nursery (Christmas Stockings) Mrs Frank
silent-prayer-by-spencer-sm on-the-landing-looking-at-a-drawing-by-spencer-sm portrait-of-anny-lewinter-frankl-by-spencer-sm
Silent Prayer On the Landing (Looking at a Drawing) Portrait Of Anny Lewinter Frankl
dr-osmund-frank-by-spencer-sm neville-richard-murphy-ma-by-spencer-sm portrait-of-miss-ashwanden-by-spnecer-sm
Dr. Osmund Frank Neville Richard Murphy Ma Portrait Of Miss Ashwanden
the-resurrection-waking-up-2-by-spencer-sm beatitude-6-consciousness-by-spencer-sm the-monkey-puzzle-whitehouse-northern-ireland-by-spencer-sm
The Resurrection – Waking Up 2 Beatitude 6 – Consciousness The Monkey Puzzle, Whitehouse, Northern Ireland
christ-in-the-wilderness-the-scorpion-by-spencer-sm hilda-welcomed-by-spencer-sm the-resurrection-reunion-1-by-spencer-sm
Christ in the Wilderness – The scorpion Hilda Welcomed The Resurrection: Reunion
christ-in-the-wilderness-awaking-by-spencer-sm christ-in-the-wilderness-driven-by-the-spirit-1-by-spencer-sm beatitude-by-spencer-sm
Christ in the Wilderness – Awaking Christ in the Wilderness – Driven by the spirit Beatitude
unveiling-cookham-war-memorial-by-spencer-sm christ-in-the-wilderness-consider-the-lilies-by-spencer-sm the-resurrection-waking-up-by-spencer-sm
Unveiling Cookham War Memorial Christ in the Wilderness – Consider the lilies The Resurrection – Waking up
christ-in-the-wilderness-the-foxes-have-holes-by-spencer-sm the-scrap-heap-by-spencer-sm convoy-of-wounded-men-filling-water-bottles-at-a-stream-by-spencer-sm
Christ in the Wilderness – The foxes have holes The Scrap Heap Convoy of Wounded Men Filling Water Bottles at a Stream
portrait-of-miss-elizabeth-wimperis-by-spencer-sm the-quarry-woods-cookham-by-spencer-sm kit-inspection-by-spencer-sm
Portrait of Miss Elizabeth Wimperis The quarry woods – Cookham Kit inspection
laburnum-by-spencer-sm the-dustman-lovers-by-spencer-sm portrait-in-garden-by-spencer-sm
Laburnum The dustman (Lovers) Portrait in garden
daphne-by-spencer-sm bed-making-by-spencer-sm ragusa-dubrovnik-by-spencer-sm
Daphne Bed making Ragusa (Dubrovnik)
the-sisters-by-spencer-sm chestnuts-by-spencer-sm christ-s-entry-into-jerusalem-by-spencer-sm
The sisters Chestnuts Christ’s entry into Jerusalem
the-bridge-by-spencer-sm shipbuilding-on-the-clyde-furnaces-by-spencer-sm the-harbour-st-ives-by-spencer-sm
The Bridge Shipbuilding on the Clyde furnaces The Harbour – St. Ives
sarajevo-bosnia-by-spencer-sm saint-francis-and-his-birds-by-spencer-sm helter-skelter-by-spencer-sm
Sarajevo, Bosnia Saint Francis and his birds Helter Skelter
extensive-landscape-with-a-wroght-iron-gat-by-spencer-sm the-builders-by-spencer-sm king-midas-and-the-girl-by-spencer-sm
Extensive Landscape with a Wroght-Iron Gat The Builders King Midas and the girl
buttercups-in-a-meadow-by-spencer-sm swan-upping-at-cookham-by-spencer-sm villagers-and-saints-1-by-spencer-sm
Buttercups in a Meadow Swan upping at Cookham Villagers and Saints
the-deposition-and-the-rolling-away-of-the-stone-by-spencer-sm making-a-fire-belt-by-spencer-sm the-last-day-by-spencer-sm
The Deposition and the Rolling Away Of the Stone Making a Fire Belt The Last Day
the-angel-by-spencer-sm ablutions-by-spencer-sm geese-run-by-spencer-sm
The Angel Ablutions Geese Run
reveille-by-spencer-sm untitled-2-by-spencer-sm swiss-skittle-alley-saas-fee-by-spencer-sm
Reveille Untitled Swiss Skittle Alley Saas Fee

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