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Ruskin Spear RA, Man in a Pub

Man in a Pub, ?1960s

Ruskin Spear RA (1911 - 1990)

RA Collection: Art

Ruskin Spear often painted the regulars in his local pubs - the Hampshire Hog and the Ravenscourt Arms in Hammersmith, west London. Here, a small elderly man, in a cloth cap is shown from a low viewpoint behind the bar. His head is partially cut off by one of three black skittle-like beer-taps, giving the impression that the picture was not a formally posed composition but a small surreptitious sketch.

Object details

Man in a Pub
Ruskin Spear RA (1911 - 1990)
Object type
Copyright owner
Oil on canvas on board

134 mm x 150 mm x 5 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Bequeathed by Carel Weight RA 1999
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