Conversation piece oil on panel 41.5 x 36.5cm (16 5/16 x 14 3/8in).
EXHIBITED: Possibly London, The Leicester Galleries, Works by Gilbert Spencer, May 1943, no. 26 Reading, Reading Museum and Art Gallery, The Retrospective Exhibition of the work of Gilbert Spencer, 10 June - 15 July 1964
During the late 1930s, after his move to Tree Cottage, Upper Basildon, Berkshire with his wife Ursula, Gilbert began to re-introduce people into his paintings once more, focusing on small, intimate pictures of figures caught seemingly unaware, such as his Going to Market, and The Coalman
Provenance should read:-
Percy Julius Spencer
Thence by family descent