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Book competition

13 April 2017

This week’s competition prize is Stanley Spencer: Looking to Heaven, edited by John Spencer (Unicorn Press). Click here for your chance to win.

Stanley Spencer is one of the most important and influential 20th century English painters. His paintings are detailed and vibrant and very often depict his deep but eccentric Christian beliefs. Throughout his life Spencer kept a series of journals, noting things down and sketching the things around him, and these journals are now in the Tate Gallery Archive. This book is the first of a three-volume set where these journals (though abridged) are published for the first time. The journals give an insight into how Spencer thought and how he worked. Spencer received numerous awards and great recognition throughout his life and was knighted in 1958.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 28 April.

Q: What is the name of the village where Stanley Spencer was born and spent most of his life?

For our last competition prize we offered John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London, edited by Julius Bryant and Susan Weber (Bard Graduate Center and Yale University Press). The question was:

Q: For which royal residence did John Lockwood Kipling and Bhai Ram Singh design the Durbar Hall?

A: Osborne House.

Congratulations to the winner, Penelope Woolfit