Oil on Board, 48x41cm.
Arthur Spooner 1873-1962
Provenance: Available on purchase.
Arthur Spooner taught landscape and figurative painting at the Nottingham College of Art in the early to mid 1900’s.
A member of the Royal Society of Artists, he was feted during his lifetime and is one of Nottingham’s most famous painters.
His earlier work included landscapes, portraits, and figure subjects, but few have survived.
Today portraits by Arthur Spooner may sell for five figure sums, but the Goose Fair was bought for much more.
In 2004, after a bidding war, Sir Harry Djanogly purchased the painting for £218,050.