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    Sale 7729

    20th Century British Art

    21 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

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

    Nude study of Susy Davidson: A Chelsea model

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Augustus John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)
    Nude study of Susy Davidson: A Chelsea model
    signed 'John' (lower centre)
    pencil and stump
    17¾ x 13¾ in. (45.1 x 34.9 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Leverton Harris, by whom purchased at the 1925 exhibition.
    with Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., London.
    Mrs. G. E. Cawthorne; Bonhams, London, 19 April 1990, lot 42.
    with Pyms Gallery, London, June 1995, where purchased by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    From a Private Collection of drawings by Augustus John, O.M., R.A., previously hung in the Artist's Studio in Chelsea
    (Lots 36, 45 and 46)


    Exhibited

    The Chenil Galleries, Exhibition of Works by Augustus John, London, October - November 1925, no. 185.