Now Representing: The Stanley Spencer Estate

We're both honoured and delighted to be managing the Stanley Spencer Estate for image licensing.

Self Portrait (1891-1959), 1939, Stanley Spencer / Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK
Self Portrait (1891-1959), 1939, Stanley Spencer / Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK

 

From March 2014, the reproduction and copyright clearance of Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), a key figure in 20th century British figurative art, will be handled by Bridgeman Artists’ Copyright Service. His Artist's Resale Rights will also be managed by the Artists' Collecting Society.

 

 

Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta: Conversation Between Punts, 1955 (oil on canvas), Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) / Private Collection
Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta: Conversation Between Punts, 1955 (oil on canvas), Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) / Private Collection

 

 

Extraordinary and tender paintings

One of the most original painters of the 20th century, Spencer brought out both the extraordinary in everyday life and the familiar in the dramatic. Though his subjects ranged from scenes of war to domestic moments, Spencer’s art places itself firmly within the long line of the British painting tradition.

 

Many of Spencer’s most iconic images are now available to view and download as high-resolution files on Bridgeman’s website, including the beautiful, nostalgic landscapes of Cookham, Spencer’s hometown, his ambitious war paintings, his epic religious subjects and his touching portraits of his family.

 

Record price at Christie's sale

Stanley Spencer's 'Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta' recently set a record price of £6m for the Modern British & Irish Art category at Christie's November 2013 Modern British and Irish Art Sale.

 

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“I was fortunate enough to meet Stanley Spencer and visit his studio in Cookham when I was a teenager. Ever since then, I have had an enormous admiration for his inspiring and ground-breaking work. I am delighted that his daughters and his grandson have decided to entrust The Bridgeman Art Library and The Artists' Collecting Society with representing his copyright.”

- Harriet Bridgeman C.B.E, founder of The Bridgeman Art Library

 

Love Letters, 1950, Spencer, Stanley (1891-1959) / Private Collection
Love Letters, 1950, Spencer, Stanley (1891-1959) / Private Collection

 

 

Stanley Spencer’s daughters and grandson at Somerset House, for the private view of 'Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War', November 2013. L-R: Unity, John, and Shirin.
Stanley Spencer’s daughters and grandson at Somerset House, for the private view of 'Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War', November 2013. L-R: Unity, John, and Shirin.

 



"It is a privilege to be Stanley Spencer’s grandson, and a responsibility to look after his legacy on behalf of Stanley's daughters, Shirin and Unity. Stanley would be really happy to find so many people still enjoying his work, and would approve of our joining the Bridgeman Art Library. Stanley Spencer’s family trusts that Harriet Bridgeman and her team will safeguard Stanley's legacy and promote Stanley's vision to a new generation of art lovers." 

- John Spencer, grandson of Sir Stanley Spencer

 

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