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Alderman Price, Mayor of Rochester (1921, 1922 & 1923)
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Bridgeman Images

Alderman Price, Mayor of Rochester (1921, 1922 & 1923) 1922

Charles Spencelayh (1865–1958)

Guildhall Museum, Rochester

British painter. He was born in Rochester, Kent, and studied at the *Royal College of Art and in Paris. Spencelayh specialized in anecdotal domestic scenes in the tradition of Victorian genre painting, most typically showing old codgers pottering around in junk shops or other cluttered interiors. From 1892 until the year of his death he exhibited fairly regularly at the *Royal Academy, a record for longevity that has rarely been exceeded.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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