(England 30 Jun 1891 – 14 Dec 1959)
- Modern gallery
- Further information
Between 1940 and 1945 Stanley Spencer served as an official war artist and was commissioned by the War Artists Advisory Committee to record shipbuilding at Lithgows Shipyard in Port Glasgow. 'The scrapheap' is undoubtedly an offshoot of the shipyard paintings. Rich in pattern and detail, something Spencer became obsessed with in his later works, it confirms his ability to transform the everyday into something remarkable.
- oil on canvas
- 50.7 x 76.1 cm stretcher; 64.5 x 90.0 x 4.0 cm frame
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of the Contemporary Art Society, London 1944
- Accession number
- © Sir Stanley Spencer/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
- Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd, London/England, Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society, November 1944
Contemporary Art Society, London, London/England, Gift of the Contemporary Art Society, London 1944