Jack Spurling

La Belle Sauvage

La Belle Sauvage is an early example of Jack Spurling’s work. He was Christian’s father. Jack’s catalogue raisonné was last updated in 1980 with the publication of Spurling Sail and Steam, edited by Warren Moore. La Belle Sauvage was one of fifty paintings presented in Warren’s book.

In 2021 this work was sold at auction in the US and shipped to the UK for extensive restoration work undertaken at the Richard Martin Gallery.

Christian Spurling ~ Picture Me includes a quick reference guide to 156 pictures painted by Jack, including a note of which ones were copied by Christian. The guide includes 25 paintings not included in Warren’s book, candidates for a long overdue revision to Jack’s catalogue raisonné.