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    Sale 7591

    British Art on Paper

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    Augustus Edwin John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)

    Study of a female nude (recto); Standing nude (verso)

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    Augustus Edwin John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)
    Study of a female nude (recto); Standing nude (verso)
    with signature 'John' (lower left)
    brown conte crayon on buff paper
    11¼ x 17 in. (28.6 x 43.2 cm.)


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    The model in the present drawing appears in similar poses in two oil paintings see Sotheby's, London, 5 September 1992, lot 38 and 1 December 1999 lot 24, which probably date from the 1920s. A drawing of the same model is illustrated in L. Browse, Augustus John Drawings, London, 1941, no. 61, although the date for this drawing is given as 1940.

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    Provenance

    Purchased by the present owner, October 2000.