MediumOil on Canvas
Size61cm x 51cm
ProvenanceExhibited Royal Academy 1951 No.501 Note: the original study made in 1928 was also exhibited with the painting.
About the Artist
Steven SPURRIER 1878-1961
Painter, designer and illustrator, born in London. Spurrier first follwed his father’s profession of silversmith, studying art in the evening at Heatherly’s School of Fine Art, then at Gilbert Garrett School. From 1900, he became a full time illustrator, working for such publications as Black and White, The Graphic, Illustrated London News and Radio Times. During World War I, he worked for Military Intelligence and on dazzle camouflage of ships for the Admiralty. Spurrier exhibited from 1913 at Royal Academy, being elected RA in 1952. He showed at RBA,ROI, RSA, PS, RHA and Goupil Gallery. Works held by Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and many provincial galleries.