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

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

Dorelia in Eastern Dress

signed lower centre John, pencil, watercolour and bodycolour
17¾ x 9¾in. (45 x 25cm.)

Executed circa 1906
Mrs. Archibald Douglas, London
Mrs. Dudley Tooth, London, by whom bequeathed to the present owners
L. Browse, Augustus John: Drawings, London, 1941, p.21, pl.36
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Palace of Art, North East Coast Exhibition, May-Oct. 1929, no.427 as 'Figure Study'
New York, British Council, British Pavilion, New York World's Fair, Exhibition of Contemporary British Art, 1939, no.57, pl.5 as 'Lady in Eastern Dress with red Trousers
London, Royal Academy, Works by Augustus John, March-June 1954, no.139
Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, Augustus John, 1956, no.86

Lot Essay

The present work was executed while John was living in Paris with Ida and Dorelia between 1905-07.

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