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Portrait of a Youth

© estate of Gilbert Spencer. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Gilbert was the younger brother of Stanley Spencer. He was Professor of painting at the Royal College of Art. This portrait dates from two years after his first one man show in 1923. Always simply known as 'Portrait of a Youth', a recently discovered letter from the artist gives the original title, 'Garsington Youth'. Spencer was a frequent visitor to Garsington Manor.

Victoria Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 94.7 x W 75.1 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1934.1

Acquisition method

gift from J. L. Behrend, 1934

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