• 20th Century British And Irish auction at Christies

    Sale 7789

    20th Century British And Irish Art

    12 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    Gwen John (1876-1939)

    Little girl with a large hat and straw-coloured hair

    Price Realised  

    Gwen John (1876-1939)
    Little girl with a large hat and straw-coloured hair
    pencil and watercolour on brown paper
    8 x 6½ in. (20.3 x 16.5 cm.)
    Executed circa 1918.


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    This work appears to depict the same sitter as in Little Girl Wearing a Straw Hat, in the collection of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. Cecily Langdale suggests that this model sat for the oil painting La Petite Modéle (C. Langdale, Gwen John, New Haven and London, 1987, no. 62), although the identity of the sitter is not known.

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    Provenance

    with C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work is signed 'Gwen John' on the reverse of the sheet.