|Elevenses, Charles Spencelayh|
Looking for something else entirely, I came across this painting yesterday and immediately thought, "I know that artist," although the name escaped me. But then I remembered seeing this at the Harris Gallery, Preston. A critic once described Spencelayh as a painter of old codgers, which seems exactly right - but he's a dab hand too at loaves of bread and everyday china. It's not what I'd spend £67,000 on but I do enjoy all the clutter and detail.