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    Weʼve raised £7,124 to Keep Patricia in Cookham

    Cookham, Berkshire, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 20th February 2024

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    Keep Patricia in Cookham

    ‘Patricia at Cockmarsh Hill’ is the only Spencer painting of the artist’s second wife in the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham, where it has been on loan for the last 12 years. We now have the opportunity to keep Patricia in Cookham, but ONLY if we can raise AT LEAST £20,000 before the end of 2023. Please help.

    In this picture painted before their marriage, Spencer depicts Patricia in his beloved Cookham landscape, showing off her jewellery, with the artist expectantly painting in a wedding ring. It has been one of the Gallery’s most exhibited works as it supports a wide range of themes, and illustrates a crucial artistic and personal crossroad in Spencer’s life.

    The Art Fund, a major charity, wants to keep Patricia in Cookham, and have already donated £130,00 towards the substantial purchase price. Another big grant giver will confirm any contribution in December, BUT we still need to raise AT LEAST £20,000 so we need to act NOW. Without your help, ‘Patricia at Cockmarsh Hill’ will go to auction in January, for sale to the highest bidder, and will be lost forever from the Gallery.

    if you want to keep Patricia in Cookham, please donate TODAY and share this link with others who may help too. Thank you.

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    • Diane Storey5 months ago
      Diane Storey

      Diane Storey

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      A heartfelt THANK YOU to all who donated to the purchase of the picture, securing the future of Patricia at Cockmarsh Hill at the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham

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    • Diane Storey5 months ago
      Diane Storey

      Diane Storey

      5 months ago

      PATRICIA STAYS IN COOKHAM With over 70 people contributing £12,964 on-line and off-line, a very generous donor topping up this sum to £20,000, and major contributions from two large charitable funds, the Stanley Spencer Gallery has been able to raise sufficient funds to buy the painting, so Patricia stays in Cookham! To all who contributed to the appeal, please accept our heartful thanks. We are enormously grateful. Stay in touch with the Gallery via our website, and visit to see Patricia when she's back on display in our summer exhibition.

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    • Diane Storey8 months ago
      Diane Storey

      Diane Storey

      8 months ago

      A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE DONATED SO FAR - WE'RE NOW MORE THAN HALF WAY TO REACHING OUR GOAL We've received additional off-line donations of £4250, bringing the grand total to £10,255 so far (as of 23Nov23: 51% of our target £20,000) Please share the link to encourage others to contribute, to get us over the line and secure the painting for Cookham, by raising £20,000 before the end of 2023

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    Supporters

    72

    • Cheryl Vacchini

      Cheryl Vacchini

      Dec 30, 2023

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 30, 2023

      £50.00

    • Phil Reynolds

      Phil Reynolds

      Dec 21, 2023

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 20, 2023

      £10.00

    • Jacqui Edwards

      Jacqui Edwards

      Dec 19, 2023

      This wonderful picture should stay part of the local culture of Cookham.

      £40.00

    • Carolyn Lucas

      Carolyn Lucas

      Dec 11, 2023

      Stanley was part of our family's life. As a teenager I would pop in to his house in High Rd to watch him paint. My father was a founder member of the Gallery.

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 7, 2023

      £10.00

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    Diane Storey

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    Cookham, Berkshire, UK

    I am a Friend of the Stanley Spencer Gallery and a Cookham resident

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