First major in-depth study of Stanley’s masterpiece, the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere – ‘one of Europe’s unsung artistic glories’. Drawing on Spencer’s own letters, illustrations and paintings, Paul Gough tells the story of the artist’s journey from cosseted family life in the Thames-side village of Cookham, through the drudgery of a First World War military hospital in Bristol and the malarial battlefields of Macedonia, to his unique vision of peace and resurrection on the walls of the Burghclere chapel. The book locates Spencer’s work alongside that of other soldier-artists of the time.
(HB) ISBN 978 1 904537 58 8
(SB) ISBN 978 1 904537 46 4
70 colour and b & w illustrations