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    Sale 7435

    British Works on Paper

    21 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 205

    Gwen John (1876-1939)

    Red house at twilight, Meudon, France

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    Gwen John (1876-1939)
    Red house at twilight, Meudon, France
    stamped 'Gwen John' (lower right)
    pencil and bodycolour, on blue paper
    7½ x 7 7/8 in. (19 x 20 cm.)

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    This drawing relates to a watercolour illustrated in Mary Taubman's Gwen John, London, 1985, no. 71. After John had moved to Meudon, she occasionally executed landscape studies in watercolour and gouache of local subjects; the wooded lanes and the houses. The same subject also appears in two tiny sketches measuring less than 1½ square inches on a page of compositional notes dated '11 Mars 32'.

    The inventory number, allocated by Edwin John, Gwen's nephew and also her executor, is accompanied with the inscription '11/set of 18' (on the reverse), from which we may assume that the present watercolour forms part of a series of drawings of this subject.

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    The Estate of the Artist (EJ 13448).


    New York, Davis & Langdale, 7 April - 5 May 2007.