(b Rochester, United Kingdom 1865; d Northampton 1958) British painter. Charles Spencelayh was trained in drawing at the National Art Training School in Britain. He went on to study in Paris and exhibited his work at the Paris Salon. From 1912 until 1958, Spencelayh showed his paintings at the Royal Academy in Britain. Many of his pieces were collected by influential individuals including Queen Mary. Spencelayh is known for his highly detailed and naturalistic genre scenes, still life paintings, and portraits.