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Stanley Spencer

By Christopher Potter, May 30 2014 10:31PM

Struck by a sermon of John Donne's, Spencer conceived a painting to be called 'John Donne Arriving in Heaven.'

"I seemed to see four people praying in different directions. I saw all their exact relative positions in a moment. Heaven was Heaven everywhere so, of course, they prayed in all directions."

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