The Lock, Cookham
oil on canvas
50.9 x 61.2 cm stretcher; 66.6 x 76.7 x 3.8 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
© Sir Stanley Spencer/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Twenty three British painters: NAGNSW Travelling Art Exhibitions 1953, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1953–1953
Sir Stanley Spencer: Adelaide Festival of Arts 1966, National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Mar 1966–Mar 1966
Modern Britain 1900-1960, NGV: International, Melbourne, 15 Nov 2007–24 Feb 2008
Stanley Spencer: a twentieth century British Master, Carrick Hill, Australia, 01 Aug 2016–04 Dec 2016
Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Arthur Tooth & Sons 1935
Referenced in 8 publications
Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 67], Sydney, May 1937, 14 (colour illus.). as 'The Lock, Cookham'
Patrick Wright, Stanley Spencer, 'Purposeful art in a climate of cultural reaction: Stanley Spencer in the 1920s', pg. 42-73, Millbank, 2001, 60 (colour illus.). fig. 42
Stanley Spencer - a complete catalogue of the paintings, London, 1992, 266 (colour illus.). cat.no. 177
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 184 (illus.).
Ted Gott, Unknown and Unknown, Modern Britain 1900-1960, Melbourne, 2007, 162 (colour illus.), 165.
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Twenty three British painters, Sydney, 1953, 6. cat.no. 15
Adelaide Festival of Arts 1966: special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Sir Stanley Spencer', Adelaide, 1966. cat. no. 6
Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 163. cat.no. 2056