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The Art Class

© the estate of Stanley Spencer. All rights reserved / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

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In 1929, the Empire Marketing Board – a body responsible for colonial trade – commissioned a series of posters from Spencer on the theme of Industry and Peace. Spencer produced a series of five panels, or a pentaptych, which envisages as a ‘long sort of room’ depicting various trades, vocations and professions. 'The Art Class' formed the left outer panel in this ‘panorama of life’. The posters were never published.

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds



The Art Class




oil on canvas


H 110 x W 151 cm

Accession number

LEEUA 2009.007

Acquisition method

gift from the Audrey and Stanley Burton Charitable Trust, 2009

Work type



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