Saturday, March 23, 2013

British Town Gardens by Stanley Spencer 1891-1959



Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891 – 1959) Clipped Yews


Stanley Spencer was from the small village of Cookham in southern England. He referred to Cookham as "a village in Heaven." For Spencer, the simple village was "a holy suburb of Heaven." where God was a living & breathing reality. Except his World War I service in Greece, he never really left Cookham. While attending the Slade School of Art in London, he commuted back to Cookham by train each day. He was able to portray the landscape of the town with great accuracy, but when he added figures to his townscapes, Cookham became the setting for scenes from the Bible using the townsfolk as the characters from the scriptures.


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Lilac and Clematis at Englefield 1954


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Cookham Rise Cottages 1935-6


 Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Cottage at Wangford


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Rowborough Cookham 1934


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959)  The Garden at Cookham Rise 1946


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) The White Cockatoo Coronation 1937


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Hoe Garden Nursery 1955


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Bellrope Meadow, Cookham, Berkshire 1936


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Garden at Whitehouse, Northern Ireland 1932


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Gardens in the Pound, Cookham, Berkshire 1936


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Villas at Cookham 1932


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Madonna Lilies, Cookham, Berkshire 1935


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Wisteria at Englefield 1955


 Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) The Ferry Hotel Lawn, Cookham 1936


 Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Upper Reach 1938


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Wisteria 1940


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Amaryllis in Chauntry Court 1951


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Flowers in a Window Cookham 1938


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Laburnum


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Landscape Cookham Dene 1939


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Landscape with Magnolia 1938


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Columbines 1938


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Rock Roses Old Lodge Taplow 1957


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Poppies 1938


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) The Jubilee Tree Cookham 1936


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) The Thames at Chanctury Court


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891–1959) The Greenhouse 1938


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Greenhouse and Garden 1937


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891–1959) The Angel, Cookham Churchyard 1933


Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891-1959) Wall Flowers 1954

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